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Further Attempts to end Statutory Theatre Censorship

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides a brief overview of the cultural and political context of the 1950s to help explain why any challenges to the Lord Chamberlain's authority were sporadic and largely ... More


Li Yuru —: The Jingju Tradition and Communist Ideology

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how a child dan star in the Republic was transformed through the Communist Theatre Reform into “a people's artist”. It further examines how a young actress managed to be ... More


‘We have no gift to set a statesman right’: Representation, Reform, Subsidy, and Censorship

Lauren Arrington

in W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-pence to the Pence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590575
eISBN:
9780191595523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590575.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction situates the Abbey Theatre's origins in the context of European Reform Theatres and examines the theatre's claim to be representative: a claim that has been subject to debate since ... More


The Limits of Reform

Joshua Goldstein

in Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The concentrated attention on the actor as a public citizen who specialized in crafting and portraying the psychologically complex individual was related to other social and institutional trends. ... More


Meiji Drama Theory before Ibsen

M. Cody Poulton

in A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833411
eISBN:
9780824869151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833411.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the debates surrounding theatre reform in 1880s Japan, which revolved around efforts to recognize the artistic value of the dramatic text and to reform kabuki playscripts ... More


Organizing the Village

Kate Merkel-Hess

in The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226383279
eISBN:
9780226383309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226383309.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Like reformers in many other places around the world, early twentieth century Chinese intellectuals believed rural China was disorganized, a state of being that was unnatural and the direct result of ... More


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