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Political Theatre in Britain Since the 1960s

  • Andrew Davies
Part of the Communications and Culture book series


A major thrust behind political theatre in Britain has always been against the ‘apolitical’ or ‘Establishment’ tone of the plays presented in the West End. The drawing-room settings automatically excluded portrayals of members of the working class except as domestic servants, and the talk which took place within these rooms steered clear of political controversies — a policy induced by both the Lord Chamberlain and his Examiner of Plays, and by the self-censorship of managers who took care not to offend their clientele.


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