Special event Past event Friday, 20 April 2018 – Monday, 23 April 2018

Censorship on the Elizabethan Stage

A special gallery talk exploring the forces of censorship on the Elizabethan stage...

  • Friday, 20 – Monday, 23 April 2018

  • Meeting Point, Grand Entrance

  • Free event

Censorship on the Elizabethan Stage photo

In the 16th century the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries were widely popular with everyone from City apprentices to Queen Elizabeth I and her court. However, plays also had dangerous social potential and were closely monitored by the State, with some playwrights facing arrest for seditious and slanderous content.

Join Carolyn Addelman, Researcher in the Theatre and Performance Department, for a special gallery talk exploring the forces of censorship on the Elizabethan stage, in honour of the 454th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.

Part of V&A Performance Festival 2018

Image: Used by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License