Theatre censorship in Britain: silencing, censure and suppression

  title={Theatre censorship in Britain: silencing, censure and suppression},
  author={Helen Freshwater},
Why do people censor? How do we strike a balance between freedom of speech and respect for the sacred? Do we know what we mean by censorship? Theatre Censorship in Britain brings these questions to its exploration of the wide variety of censorship that has shaped theatrical performance in twentieth- and twenty-first century Britain. Its eight case studies assess the interventions of the Lord Chamberlain - who licensed every performance until 1968 - but they also analyse the powers of censure… CONTINUE READING