Entertainment and the Arts

  • Oliver Bennett
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Abstract

At the heart of the Entertainment and Arts industry is the product itself, which is enormously diverse. In the late twentieth century the industry not only reflects a wide range of tastes and cultures but also links with a complex international network of film companies, publishing houses, broadcasting agencies, and record companies. It can therefore be seen to encompass a vast range of activity, from Grand Opera to Pop Video, from New Variety to Soap, from Carnival to Repertory Theatre. The degree to which provision for this activity should be left to market forces, and the nature of any State intervention, remain the central question, in an analysis of British cultural policies.

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© Oliver Bennett 1991

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