TheatreCensorship

TheatreCensorship - Censorship Censorship- the altering or...

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Censorship Censorship- the altering or suppressing of information, images, or words circulates within a society Censorship is determined by the dominant culture in a society and is subject to change In America, the 1 st amendment protects against censorship with limitations Active Censorship- banning a work and or cutting out offensive portions Bowdlerize - originated in England, cutting out the offensive portions Passive Censorship- artists yielding to commercial or social pressures Comics code authority - self-regulating industry organization Often the more popular an art form is the more likely it is to be censored Movies- Motion picture association of America TV- Federal Communications Commissions No standardized rating or censorship system exists in the theatre industry The 1 st Amendment Limitations to free speech: Defamation - libel and slander, material that spreads false rumors Breach of the Peace- material that causes false panic or general disruption (can’t
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