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August 11   -   ArtsJournal: music

Political Theatre Controversies Go Way Back. Consider This 1624 Play That Makes A Great Cautionary Tale

"Whenever anyone tries to argue that theatre shouldn’t 'be political,' I like to tell them the story of A Game at Chess. Thomas Middleton ’s last play, which premiered in 1624, is mostly unknown outside of academia today; in the seventeenth century, however, it made quite a splash and resulted in the closure of the Globe theatre."


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