The Censor

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408175088.00000091
Scenes: 14. Roles: Male (1) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Shirley Fontaine, director, visionary, pornographer, meets with Frank, a censor whose job it is to decide what cuts would make her latest work acceptable for general release. On the face of it, her film is comprised solely of a litany of sex scenes: but, in a series of tête-à-têtes, she attempts to make the timid and tentative Frank see the arc of a relationship in her movie, one she believes to be an important record of sex as communication, and, more importantly, a work of art.

First performed at the Red Room, before a West End transfer to the Royal Court at the Duke of York’s, Anthony Neilson’s controversial play tells a tender tale in graphic scenes, challenging the audience to see beyond the images themselves, to a deeper truth, about interaction, honesty and affection.

From Neilson Plays:1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Anthony Neilson

ISBN: 9780413724601

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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