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Shakespeare Censored?

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  • 2018/Event/CensorshipV2

Thursday 28 June, 7.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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‘Free speech and fearless I to thee allow.’
Richard II, Act I, Scene 1

Background


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.