Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Land Of Free Speech

Or daring little plays on Broadway, is no more. In 1989 the world was riveted by the story of "tank man", Rachel Corrie's story is just as important, person versus huge metallic being always will be. Hollywood depends on it. It just so happens that she was defending "brown people" and is therefore wrong for having picked the wrong side. I wonder if there will be a Jill Carroll play?
Arts Unlimited | Arts news | Rickman slams 'censorship' of play about US Gaza activist: "'In our pre-production planning and our talking around and listening in our communities in New York, what we heard was that after Ariel Sharon's illness and the election of Hamas, we had a very edgy situation,' Mr Nicola said.

'We found that our plan to present a work of art would be seen as us taking a stand in a political conflict, that we didn't want to take.'

He said he had suggested a postponement until next year.

Mr Rickman, best known for his film acting roles in Love, Actually and the Harry Potter series and who directed the play at London's Royal Court Theatre, denounced the decision.

'I can only guess at the pressures of funding an independent theatre company in New York, but calling this production 'postponed' does not disguise the fact that it has been cancelled,' Mr Rickman said in a statement.

'This is censorship born out of fear, and the New York Theatre Workshop, the Royal Court, New York audiences - all of us are the losers.'"
What kind of edgy situation? Rioting and demonstrations on the streets of New York over a story that most people in America don't remember? It's a play and a small one at that, how much influence do these guys think they have? What a crock!

Does Snape have any potions for clear thinking and the removal of kool-aid? Must watch the Diary of Anne Frank to remind me of who the good guys are, or maybe Schindler's List? Not political at all. Traumatic either.

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