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This day in Theatre Law History (Pennsylvania bans theatre performances)

May 31, 1759

Pennsylvania bans theater

Pennsylvania lawyers adopted a law forbidding the performance of plays.  According to  History.com, The law was adopted due to pressure from religious groups, on grounds that any performance was immoral.  Fine for violation was 500 Pounds  (source)

2 Responses to This day in Theatre Law History (Pennsylvania bans theatre performances)

  1. Hello, my name is Hunter Nash-Glickman. I am a seventh grade student at Gulliver Acadamy in Miami, Florida. In English class, I was assigned a project in which I have to choose a career and to a report on it; i chose entertainment law. If you’d be so kind as to help me with my report by answering a few questions, I would really appreciate it. Thanks again,
    Hunter Nash-Glickman

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