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How British theatre censorship laws have inadvertently created a rich archive of Black history

By Kate Dossett, Professor of American History, University of Leeds
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In an age of so-called “cancel culture” it’s important to remember that for much of British history it was the state, not the masses, who censored the work of artists.

Between 1737 and 1968 British theatre censorship laws required theatre managers to submit new plays intended for the professional stage to the Lord Chamberlain’s OfficeThe Conversation

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