By Dr Steve Nicholson
The Sixties used to be an important decade in social and political spheres in Britain, in particular within the theatre. As certainties shifted and social divisions widened, a brand new iteration of theatre makers arrived, able to sweep away yesterday’s conventions and problem the establishment.
Focusing on performs we all know, performs we have now forgotten, and performs which have been silenced without end, this publication demonstrates the level to which censorship formed the theatre voices of the decade.
The concluding a part of Steve Nicholson’s four-volume research of British theatre censorship from 1900 till 1968, formerly undocumented fabric from the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence information within the British Library and the Royal data at Windsor are tested to explain the political and cultural implications of a strong elite exerting strain in an try and defend the veneer of a well mannered, unquestioning society.
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