Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas Dawn B. Sova

ISBN: 9780816040186

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Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas  by  Dawn B. Sova

Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas by Dawn B. Sova
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As public tastes change, so does the nature of popular drama. In the fifth century BC, Aristophaness Lysistrata attracted censors for its themes of wifely rebellion and sex. From the 15th to the 18th centuries, plays were censored primarily forMoreAs public tastes change, so does the nature of popular drama. In the fifth century BC, Aristophaness Lysistrata attracted censors for its themes of wifely rebellion and sex. From the 15th to the 18th centuries, plays were censored primarily for religious or political reasons.

In the 19th century, social and sexual reasons for censorship emerged, and modern moralists have objected to works by such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene ONeill, and Lillian Hellman.



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