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The Frightful Stage (Hardcover)

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<p> In nineteenth-century Europe the ruling elites viewed the theater as a form of communication which had enormous importance. The theater provided the most significant form of mass entertainment and was the only arena aside from the church in which regular mass gatherings were possible. Therefore, drama censorship occupied a great deal of the ruling class's time and energy, with a particularly focus on proposed scripts that potentially threatened the existing political, legal, and social order. This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of nineteenth-century political theater censorship at a time, in the aftermath of the French Revolution, when the European population was becoming increasingly politically active.</p>

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In nineteenth-century Europe the ruling elites viewed the theater as a form of communication which had enormous importance. The theater provided the most significant form of mass entertainment and was the only arena aside from the church in which regular mass gatherings were possible. Therefore, drama censorship occupied a great deal of the ruling class's time and energy, with a particularly focus on proposed scripts that potentially threatened the existing political, legal, and social order. This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of nineteenth-century political theater censorship at a time, in the aftermath of the French Revolution, when the European population was becoming increasingly politically active.

The Frightful Stage (Hardcover)

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Publisher
Berghahn Books
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
ENG
Number of Pages
322
Author
Robert Justin Goldstein
Title
The Frightful Stage
ISBN-13
9781845454593
Height
2.032
Publication Date
March, 2009
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
6.00 x 0.75 x 9.00 Inches
ISBN-10
1845454596

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