John van Druten - A Lawyer Drawn to Fame: From 'Aber Bay' to Cabaret

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Unearthing fragments from the life of a lawyer and legal academic turned playwright provides intriguing and subtle indications of diverse links between the world of law and that of literature. John van Druten, best known for his successful career as a Broadway playwright, began his early professional life as a highly effective, though somewhat reluctant, teacher of law. A most notable "law and literature" "link" to his work may be considered t reside in the disapprobation of his work flagged by the attention of the British powers of censorship. Arguably however, it is in the recurring themes of individual gender and power relations that the literary work of John van Druten hods it most powerful message for the law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-82
JournalCambrian Law Review
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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