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Censorship of the American theatre in the twentieth century

by John H. Houchin

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Theater -- Censorship -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-312) and index.

      Other titlesCensorship of the American theatre in the 20th century
      StatementJohn H. Houchin.
      SeriesCambridge studies in American theatre and drama ;, 16
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2044.U62 H68 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 332 p. ;
      Number of Pages332
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3708533M
      ISBN 100521818192
      LC Control Number2003284139
      OCLC/WorldCa51914535

      Works Cited Eugene O' Neill 20th Century American Theatre "The Emperor Jones Summary - " , n.d. Web. 26 Apr. "Introduction to Theatre -- Early Twentieth Century.". Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century Book Summary: John Houchin explores the impact of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre. He argues that theatrical censorship coincides with significant challenges to religious, political and cultural traditions.

      Western theatre - Western theatre - Theatre of the 20th century and beyond: The achievements of realism at the end of the 19th century continued to resonate through the turn of the 21st century, but the most influential innovations in early 20th-century theatre came from a vigorous reaction against realism. Just as the visual arts exploded into a chaos of experiment and revolt, generating. Download Citation | The Censorship of British Drama , Vol. I, , and: Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century (review) | Theatre Journal ()

        American Theater in the 20th Century January 25 - June 8, Curated by Tim Murray and Laurie Rizzo. Theater Leading into the 20th Century. American theater existed prior to the Revolution, beginning in Southern cities and spreading northward to Philadelphia and New York. The first comparative study of censorship in theatre and cinema during the last century, this book examines notable twentieth-century cases involving the Lord Chamberlain's theatre censorship and the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC). Anthony Aldg.


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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). As one moves toward the early s, censorship is prevalent. The first play in the twentieth century to be closed by the New York police, Clyde Fitch's adaptation of Sapho from the novel by Alphonse Daudet, was produced in February,starting Olga Nethersole, a seductive actress who sponsored and financed the production (Laufe 62).

Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century, by John H. Houchin, comes at a critical time in U.S. history, when the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) long-range future is tenuous, and the congressional conservatives' attempts at cutting arts funding in order to stifle controversial productions and artworks sees no end in sight.

Arguing that theatrical censorship coincides with significant challenges to religious, political and cultural traditions, John Houchin explores its impact on twentieth-century American theatre. Along with the well-known example of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the s, other almost equally influential events affected the course of the American stage during the century.

After. Arguing that theatrical censorship coincides with significant challenges to religious, political and cultural traditions, John Houchin explores its impact on twentieth-century American theatre.

The right to free speech is a long-standing tradition in the United States, but actually respecting the right to free speech is not. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), censorship is "the suppression of words, images or ideas that are "offensive," and it happens "whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others."Author: Tom Head.

Censorship, the changing or suppression or prohibition of speech or writing that is deemed subversive of the common good. It occurs in all manifestations of authority to some degree, but in modern times it has been of special importance in its relation to government and the rule of law.

The first comparative study of censorship in theatre and cinema during the last century, this book examines notable twentieth-century cases involving the Lord Chamberlain's theatre censorship and the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC).

Anthony Aldgate and James C. Robertson have written extensively on the subject of stage and screen censorship, and here they utilise previously unpublished. Twentieth-century theatre describes a period of great change within the theatrical culture of the 20th century, mainly in Europe and North was a widespread challenge to long-established rules surrounding theatrical representation; resulting in the development of many new forms of theatre, including modernism, Expressionism, Impressionism, political theatre and other forms of.

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; /tj; Review ; View Citation; Additional Information.Censorship in Twentieth-Century Literature set the precedent for British and American censorship well into the s, as did laws passed by groups such as Anthony Comstock's New York Society.