Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "'Shadow Box' Language Offends Some Patrons"

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Article "'Shadow Box' Language Offends Some Patrons"

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This newspaper article from the Jan 26, 1984 issue of the Collegian describes the controversial reception of the University Players' November 1983 production of Shadow Box. According to the article, the theatre department and the office of the President both received several complaints from season ticket holders regarding the “obscenities” in the script. The play’s subject matter is not described in the article, besides a reference to that the “language may seem offensive.” Department chair Jack Welsh and assistant to the president John A. Roush are both quoted in support of the department’s choice in production having academic and artistic worth. Welsh says that in the future, warnings about potentially offensive content will be included in season ticket brochures, as well as on signs in the lobby during productions.

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"Shadow Box Language Offends Some Patrons" The Richmond Collegian, Volume 70, Number 14, 26 January 1984: 7. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19840126.2.42&srpos=7&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-shadow+box------.

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1984-01-26

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English

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Collegian70.14.7-19840126

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Grant, Claire, “Article "'Shadow Box' Language Offends Some Patrons",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 13, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3521.