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Published: 27 May 2019

288 Pages | 10 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198826064

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Censorship and the Representation of the Sacred in Nineteenth-Century England

Jan-Melissa Schramm

  • A volume on English theatre in the nineteenth century that explores why the performance of sacred drama was prohibited
  • The first study to illuminate nineteenth-century censorship in an interdisciplinary context by bringing the legal framework into conversation with religious and literary source material
  • Traces the cultural forces that led to the dismantling of the structures of censorship at the end of the nineteenth century
  • Brings visual culture into relationship with what was happening in the theatre
  • Surveys changes over a long period, from the Reformation to the beginning of the twentieth century