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Title The frightful stage : political censorship of the theater in nineteenth-century Europe / edited by Robert Justin Goldstein
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 310 pages)
Contents Introduction / Robert Justin Goldstein -- Germany / Gary D. Stark -- France / Robert Justin Goldstein -- Russia / Anthony Swift -- Spain / David T. Gies -- Italy / John A. Davis -- The Habsburg monarchy / Norbert Bachleitner -- Summary / Robert Justin Goldstein
Summary 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 censo
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed June 28, 2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Censorship -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Theater and state -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Theater -- Censorship -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Theater -- Political aspects -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Goldstein, Robert Justin.
ISBN 1845454596 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1845458990 electronic bk
9781845454593 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781845458997 electronic bk