I think all novels are contemporary. When people went to see 'Antony-Cleopatra' at the Globe in the 16th century, they were not going to get a history lesson on the Roman Empire. It was about love, sex, and also about dynastic troubles.
I grew up going to the movies, not watching them on television, so I'm still a bit resistant to TV as a medium.
Commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive, and impolitic.
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