Literature & Criticism - English


The Licensing Act of 1737
Vincent J. Liesenfeld

Liesenfeld tracks the events leading to passage of the Licensing Act, which allowed the King's Lord Chamberlain the statutory power to censor and prohibit the production of stage plays that offended.

"Very fully and lucidly documented and annotated . . . a vivid, almost day-to-day account."—Roger Savage, Times Literary Supplement

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September 1984
LC: 84-040153 KD
272 pp., 6 x 9, 3 illus.
ISBN-10: 0-299-09810-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-09810-0
Cloth $29.95 s

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