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Theatre Censorship: Still Alive and Kicking?

Panel discussion chaired by Jodie Ginsberg

Theatre and Censorship panel - Guildhall School & Shakespeare's Globe

On 26 September 1968, the Theatres Act abolished a censorship that had controlled plays in Great Britain since 1737. Fifty years on, how free are our performing arts?

The 1968 Theatres Act abolished a censorship that had controlled plays in Great Britain since 1737. The next day the musical Hair opened in London with rock anthems and nude hippies. Expression was free. Fifty years on, what are the forces at work that may be challenging freedom of expression? Who or what are the new Lord Chamberlains? How free are our performing arts?

This panel discussion, chaired by Jodie Ginsberg (Index on Censorship) and featuring Professor Steve Nicholson, Kae Alexander and Brodie Ross, launches Shakespeare’s Globe series on Shakespeare and Censorship and forms part of the Guildhall School’s Reflective Conservatoire Conference.

This event is free for Reflective Conservatoire Conference ticket holders. Friends of Shakespeare's Globe are eligible for £10 concession tickets.

Reflective Conservatoire Conference delegates must call the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891 or e-mail [email protected] to claim their free ticket for this event.

Promoted by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe.


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