Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0307883311000204
Title: Freedom of repression
Authors: Rae, P. 
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Citation: Rae, P. (2011-07). Freedom of repression. Theatre Research International 36 (2) : 117-133. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0307883311000204
Abstract: Too programmatic an opposition to censorship fails to account for the nuanced justifications and popular support that underwrite some of the world's most refined censorship regimes. In this article, I argue that in order to do so, we need to place freedom, repression, regulation, expression and productivity in a more dynamic relationship than conventional critics of censorship are generally willing to entertain. By way of example, I examine theatre censorship in Singapore. The South East Asian city state inherited draconian colonial-era censorship regulations from the British, which it variously amends, rescinds and refines on a regular basis through a combination of negotiation, government review and, increasingly, public participation. I explore several examples, including an all-male production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), which triggered a range of local and international responses, thereby exemplifying the complex historical, political and aesthetic dynamics of censorship in a highly globalized environment. © 2011 International Federation for Theatre Research.
Source Title: Theatre Research International
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124341
ISSN: 03078833
DOI: 10.1017/S0307883311000204
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