The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29
Superintendent may prohibit offensive stage entertainments
Superintendent may prohibit offensive stage entertainments.
6. It shall be lawful for the said Superiniendent whenever he shall be of opinion that it is fitting for the preservation of good manners decorum or public peace so to do to forbid by writing under his hand the acting representing performing or exhibiting of any stage play or any act scene or entertainment of the stage as hereinbefore mentioned or part thereof or any prologue or epilogue or any part thereof in such theatres or other places for which an authority or license may have been granted in pursuance of this Ordinance and every person who shall act represent perform or exhibit or cause to be acted represented performed or exhibited any stage play or other entertainment as aforesaid or any act scene or part thereof or any prologue or epilogue or part thereof contrary to such prohibition as aforesaid shall forfeit and pay for every such offence any sum page 61 not exceeding fifty pounds and every authority or license (in case there be any such) by or under which the theatre or other place was opened in which such offence shall have been committed shall become absolutely void.