The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4: Volume Four: The Sixties by Steve NicholsonThe Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4: Volume Four: The Sixties by Steve Nicholson

The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4: Volume Four: The Sixties

bySteve Nicholson

Hardcover | October 15, 2015

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This volume is the fourth and final part of Steve Nicholson’s analysis of British theater censorship based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives in the British Library and the Royal Archives at Windsor. The 1960s was a significant decade for the British, both in social and political spheres, especially in theaters. As certainties shifted and social divisions widened, a new generation of theater makers arrived, ready to sweep away yesterday’s conventions and challenge the establishment. Focusing on plays we know, plays we have forgotten, and plays that were silenced forever, this book reveals how a powerful elite exerted pressure over these new voices in an attempt to preserve the veneer of a polite, unquestioning society.

Steve Nicholson is a reader in twentieth-century and contemporary theater at the University of Sheffield and the author of several books on British theater of the twentieth century.
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Title:The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4: Volume Four: The SixtiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:University Of Exeter PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0859898466

ISBN - 13:9780859898461

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Timeline
The Sixties: A Cultural and Political Calendar

Introduction: Galahad and Mordred
1. The Inflamed Appendix (1960-1961)
2. No Laughing Matter (1961-1962)
3. Pleasuring the Lord Chamberlain (1963)
4. Some S. I will not Eat (1964)
5. Blows for Freedom (1965)
6. Going Wild (1965-1966)
7. Getting Tough (1966)
8. An Affront to Constitutional Principles (1967)
9. Let the Sunshine In (1968)
10. Afterwords (1968-1971)

Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

“Nicholson offers a sweeping, thorough, historical account of this crucial decade and the tumultuous conflict between the hegemonic power of the government and the emergent voices of an increasingly radicalized theatre. Together, this volume and its three predecessors serve as an extremely important resource for a crucial period in theatrical and cultural history in Great Britain.”