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re: To be or not to be cancelled: how directors deal with Shakespeare’s problematic side
Last Edit: singleticket 04:18 pm EDT 09/27/22
Posted by: singleticket 04:15 pm EDT 09/27/22
In reply to: To be or not to be cancelled: how directors deal with Shakespeare’s problematic side - young-walsingham 03:47 pm EDT 09/27/22

“These plays will survive anything we do with them. That slightly takes the pressure off, because nobody should ever set out to make a definitive production of them.”

Which is true. They survived Thomas and Henrietta Bowdler. Still, I'm not sure if keeping the audience's attention or not challenging their comfort level is the best guide to making cuts in Shakespeare.

I would have liked to have seen Deborah Warner's recent production of THE TEMPEST which seems like it dared the audience to face what Warner saw as unpleasantness in the text.
Link Deborah Warner’s grimy island engrosses and disgusts
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