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Politics, Prudery and Perversions By Nicholas De Jongh

Politics, Prudery and Perversions

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From 1737, any play scheduled for performance in England was subject to censorship by the Lord Chamberlain's office. After questions in the house, the practice was finally abolished in 1968. This book offers history of English stage censorship.
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Politics, Prudery and Perversions: The Censoring of the English Stage 1901-1968 by Nicholas De Jongh

From 1737, any play scheduled for performance in England was subject to censorship by the Lord Chamberlain's office. After questions in the house, the practice was finally abolished in 1968. This book offers history of English stage censorship, and provides a detailed picture not just of theatre, but of a society policing its own imagination.

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Politics, Prudery and Perversions Reviews


'By far the best guide to the past 100 years [of the theatre]... not least because de Jongh has a case to argue and does so with polemical flair' Aleks Sierz, Independent on Sunday; 'A wonderfully waspish account of the Lord Chamberlain's censoring of the British stage in the twentieth century...You have to either laugh or cry at this extraordinary reminder of British sexual unease... that de Jongh here so splendidly explores' Sheridan Morley, Literary Review; 'An exhilarating read... De Jongh ranges over his subject with a sprightly sense of mischief, wit, and deadly serious intent' The Times

About Nicholas De Jongh


Nicholas de Jongh has been Chief Theatre Critic of the London Evening Standard since 1991, and was formerly Deputy Critic and Arts Correspondent at the Guardian.

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GOR001254238
Politics, Prudery and Perversions: The Censoring of the English Stage 1901-1968 by Nicholas De Jongh
Nicholas De Jongh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Methuen Publishing Ltd
2001-07-05
283
0413761509
9780413761507
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