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Unformatted text preview: people with all kinds of financial means can afford it. Theatres were the focus of artistic, social, and political conflict in the 18 th and 19 th centuries. What do you think could provoke a demonstration or a riot in theatre today? Consider plays, production elements, and management practice. There is much more artistic freedom in the 21 st century, with the 1 st amendment we are basically allowed to say anything without repercussions. This has lead to the lax in culture to what people say. In this day and age most people believe that anyone has a right to believe in what they want and say what they want. If Broadway came out with a play on the positives of the Taliban Im sure there would be problems and it might provoke a riot. Everyone is so accustomed to freedom of speech and freedom of artistic expression that it would take a lot to get riots going. Art can be expressed in so many ways that its hard to provoke a group to go so far as to start a riot....
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