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282 pages
9 x 6 inches
Exeter Performance Studies
University of Exeter Press
Hardback (October 2011)
ISBN-13 9780859897501
ISBN-10 0859897508
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Paperback (September 2020)
ISBN-13 9781905816422
ISBN-10 1905816421
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Cultural Studies
Theater, Film and Dance
The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968
Volume Three: The Fifties
by Steve Nicholson
This is the third volume in a new paperback edition of Steve Nicholson's comprehensive four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900-1968, based on previously undocumented material in the show more
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Steve Nicholson is Emeritus Professor of 20th-Century and Contemporary Theatre, and Director of Drama, in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. He is a series editor for Exeter Performance show more
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Introduction: 'That Happy State'

1. Censorship in a Golden Age

2. 'Packed with Nancies': Homosexuality and the Stage (I)
3. Breaking the Rules, Breaking the Lord Chamberlain: Unlicensed Plays in the West End

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"... the book that I most eagerly awaited in 2011..."

"Nicholson is a scholar who writes with lucidity, wit, humane intelligence and grace of mind. There is no jargon in his pages, but much
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