ERIC Number: ED201011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Censorship and University Theatre.
Official censorship should not exist in university theatre productions. What censorship does exist is primarily unofficial--often unspoken--and consists of group, authority, and financial pressures on the director and the production staff, influencing them to avoid risks necessary for artistic growth and intellectual development. This sort of control is much less perceptible than objective/official censorship and much more pervasive and persuasive. Directors of theatre productions often overrespond and censor themselves too much. Directors, instead, should learn the importance of risk (invention, experimentation, exploration, and vision) in order to learn and test. When a theatre director omits these elements from the planning and execution of a production, that is probably the worst kind of censorship possible. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Directors (Theater)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Association (Austin, TX, April 7-10, 1981).