The Censor and the Theatres (Classic Reprint) by John PalmerThe Censor and the Theatres (Classic Reprint) by John Palmer

The Censor and the Theatres (Classic Reprint)

byJohn Palmer

Paperback | December 18, 2018

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First, few people have time to read half-a million words on any subject. Second, no one not professionally interested in the theatre would care to read the Report from the Joint Select Committee, etc., even if he had the time. For the book is mostly dull, in spite of its authors; also it is extremely exhausting, even where it fails to be dull. It is a mine of entertainment, but it is really a mine, and the entertainment has to be dug out. The method of Joint Com mittees scarcely favours literary brilliance in the witnesses. A witness prepares a statement of his views; but instead of being allowed to read it preliminary to cross-examination, so that it may go down in bulk upon the Minutes, he is coaxed and bullied into a confession of his opinions by questions put seriatim by members of the Committee. From the official point of view the method is admirable. It is obviously most correct that witnesses should be ri'dden on the curb, and that the Committee should have power to suppress anything which may be pertinent, though inconvenient to be heard.

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Title:The Censor and the Theatres (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:December 18, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1330995481

ISBN - 13:9781330995488

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