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Shakespeare Censored?

Censorship Series - Panel Discussion

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Thursday 28 June, 7.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Tickets£15 (£12 Members / Students) Running time1 hour 30 minutes
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‘Free speech and fearless I to thee allow.’
Richard II, Act I, Scene 1


Should Shakespeare still be censored? Hear leading artists’ opinions and join the debate.


Accused of racism, sexism and anti-semitism, Shakespeare is being banned in some schools and rewritten in rehearsal rooms. Be it in Othello, The Merchant of Venice or The Taming of the Shrew, there’s no ignoring the lines loaded with slights and slurs. So, should Shakespeare be censored? Join leading authors, actors and directors to discuss whether his plays should be edited, adapted or cut.

There will also be the opportunity to put your questions to the panel on the night #JoinTheDebate


Panellists to be confirmed.