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UNIQUE COLLECTION OF LORD CHAMBERLAIN’S PLAYS PUBLISHED ONLINE

Digitization of the ‘Larpent Collection’ an “Enormous boon for scholars and students”* allowing insights into censorship, celebrity and society Award-winning publisher of digital content for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Adam Matthew, has today announced the publication of Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage. This extraordinary collection of primary source material provides students and scholars with access to the unique Larpent Collection of over

Censoring the Stage

Adam Matthew Digital’s newest resource Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage makes available the Larpent plays from the Huntington Library, California – as well as material from several other archives. The Licensing Act of 1737 was introduced by Walpole as a retaliation against the politically satirical nature of theatrical performances in the 1730s. This meant that new works of ‘serious drama’ performed at the patent theatres – designated by the crown – were required to apply

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