John H. Houchin's Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century PDF

John H. Houchin's Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century PDF

By John H. Houchin

John Houchin explores the impression of censorship in twentieth-century American theatre, arguing that theatrical censorship coincided with major demanding situations to non secular, political and cultural platforms. The examine offers a precis of theatre censorship within the eighteenth and 19th centuries and analyses key episodes from 1900 to 2000. those comprise makes an attempt to censure Olga Nethersole for her construction of Sappho in 1901 and the theatre riots of 1913 that greeted the Abbey Theatre's creation of Playboy of the Western global. Houchin explores the efforts to suppress performs within the Nineteen Twenties that handled transgressive sexual fabric and investigates Congress' politically influenced attacks on performs and actors in the course of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. He investigates the influence of racial violence, political assassinations and the Vietnam warfare at the trajectory of theatre within the Sixties and concludes via analyzing the reaction to homosexual activist performs corresponding to Angels in America.

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