Compare & Contrast Indiscretions by Jean Cocteau

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1930s: Paris is the hub of a vibrant artistic and intellectual community, many members of which are expatriates from other countries, including the United States and Russia. Cocteau is at the center of this community, interacting with writers, painters, composers, and ballet choreographers, with whom he sometimes collaborates.

Today: Increased global mobility and technologies, such as the Internet and television, enable artists from many different cultures to interact and exchange ideas without gathering necessarily in one location.

1930s: Performed in the original French, Les Parents Terribles shocks Paris audiences with its portrayal of an incestuous family relationship and is banned, in part because it is perceived as immoral.

Today: While artistic works dealing with previously taboo subjects such as incest and child abuse are relatively common and widely accepted, some works of art continue to be censored. Reasons given are more often a fear...

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