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- DescriptionWhat happens when freedom of artistic expression offends freedom of religion? A great controversy arose when America's first professional Passion play, staged in San Francisco in 1879, was prounced a sacrilege by Protestant ministers (Salmi Morse's play, The Passion, was in reality a pious description of the Gospel story). This work shows that Morse and his play were victims of the Protestant church's struggle to maintain power during the late 1800s, a time when America was changing into a more urban nation. This saga of a society's attempt to control immoral art by government intervention is also a disconcerting look at how easily artistic freedom can be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.
- Author BiographyAlan Nielsen is a professor emeritus in theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and an award-winning composer and lyricist as well as playwright and director.
- Author(s)Alan Nielsen
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/02/2013
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Note, black & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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