Difference between revisions of "The Licensing Act"

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====Medium: [[:Category:Theatre|Theatre]] [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]====
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'''Artist:''' The State
 
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'''Confronting Bodies:''' writers
 
'''Confronting Bodies:''' writers
  
'''Dates of Action:''' 1737
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'''Date of Action:''' 1737
  
 
'''Location:''' England
 
'''Location:''' England
  
'''Description of Artwork:''' "The Licensing Act," 1737: By the "The Licensing Act" of this year the Lord Chamberlain was empowered to license plays, giving rise to the popular phrase "legitimate theater."
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'''Description of Artwork:''' By the "The Licensing Act" of 1737 the Lord Chamberlain was empowered to license plays, giving rise to the popular phrase "legitimate theater."
  
'''The Incident:''' 1737, England: The history of theater censorship is itself long and complicated, and extends at least from medieval Europe down to the present. But the particular function of the Lord Chamberlain led to many clashes over works that have since become classics.
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'''The Incident:''' The history of theater censorship is itself long and complicated, and extends at least from medieval Europe down to the present. But the particular function of the Lord Chamberlain starting in 1737 led to many clashes over works that have since become classics.
  
'''Results of Incident:''' 1968, England: The power of the Lord Chamberlain to license plays was revoked by parliament.
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'''Results of Incident:''' The power of the Lord Chamberlain to license plays was revoked by parliament in 1968.
  
 
'''Source:''' Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978.
 
'''Source:''' Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978.
  
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Revision as of 22:56, 17 January 2012

Date: 1737

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Theatre


Artist: The State

Confronting Bodies: writers

Date of Action: 1737

Location: England

Description of Artwork: By the "The Licensing Act" of 1737 the Lord Chamberlain was empowered to license plays, giving rise to the popular phrase "legitimate theater."

The Incident: The history of theater censorship is itself long and complicated, and extends at least from medieval Europe down to the present. But the particular function of the Lord Chamberlain starting in 1737 led to many clashes over works that have since become classics.

Results of Incident: The power of the Lord Chamberlain to license plays was revoked by parliament in 1968.

Source: Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978.