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The censorship of British drama, 1900-1968. Volume 2 1933-1952
Steve Nicholson
Paperback / softback
University of Exeter Press
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This is the second volume in a new paperback edition of Steve Nicholson's well-reviewed four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900-1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain's Correspondence Archives in the British Library and the Royal Archives at Windsor. It covers the period from 1933 to 1952, and focuses on theatre censorship during the period before the outbreak of the Second World War, during the war itself, and in the immediate post-war period. The focus is primarily on political and moral censorship. The book documents and analyses the control exercised by the Lord Chamberlain. It also reviews the pressures exerted on him and on the theatre by the government, the monarch, the Church, foreign embassies and by influential public figures and organisations.

This new edition includes a contextualising timeline for those readers who are unfamiliar with the period, and a new preface.

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Steve Nicholsonis Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield. He is a series editor for Exeter Performance Studies and the author ofBritish Theatre and the Red Peril: The Portrayal of Communism, 1917-1945, also published by UEP.

Nicholson's volumes are unique in their objective and especially their richness of research material. As such, his Censorship of British Drama represents an unsurpassed source of reference for theatre historians.

Studies in Theatre and Performance

. . . should be welcomed as a long overdue account of the role and function of British theatre censorship during the twentieth century.

Modern Drama

Keyword Index
Censorship - Great Britain - History - 20th century.|English drama - 20th century - Censorship.|Theater - Censorship - Great Britain - History - 20th century.
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