The Stage Licensing Act of 1737

@article{Crean1938TheSL,
  title={The Stage Licensing Act of 1737},
  author={P. J. Crean},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  year={1938},
  volume={35},
  pages={239 - 255}
}
  • P. Crean
  • Published 1 February 1938
  • History
  • Modern Philology
THAT some reformation i the control of the playhouses was essential the march of events in the early decades of the eighteenth century shows. During this period the absolute but indefinable authority, which the lord chamberlain had traditionally exerted, proved ineffective to deal with the expansion of the theater, while at the same time the mutilated powers of the master of the revels threatened to make of his office a mere anachronistic survival. The confusion in which the whole question of… 
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