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Marking 50 years since the Lord Chamberlain was stripped of his power to censor plays, three theatre writers examine playwriting in the UK and freedom of expression. The panel, including director Sir Richard Eyre and playwrights Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ella Hickson and Gillian Slovo, will explore the development of British playwriting since the end of censorship in 1968. The speakers will discuss whether the change in legislation heralded a change in artistic expression at the end of the 1960s, notable productions which have caused controversy since, and whether playwrights in the UK today are still troubled by censorship.

 This event will be preceded by a free Book Group for RSL Members. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

This is a Banned Books Week event in partnership with the British Library, English PEN, Free Word, Hachette UK, Index on Censorship, Islington Council's Library and Heritage Service, Libraries Connected, Media Diversified and The Publisher’s Association. 

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27/09/2018 from  7:00 PM to  8:30 PM
Knowledge Centre
British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom
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