Censorship is back on the British stage

En spændende gennemgang af censur i den britiske teater-verden

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En spændende gennemgang af censur i den britiske teater-verden...

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The other time Richard Bean was compelled to censor himself concerned an adaptation of Aristophanes’ comedy Lysistrata, in which the women of Greece go on sex strike to stop their men going to war. A play that is constantly updated to various contemporary settings could, said Bean, only be set in one place at the time he was asked to adapt it—Muslim heaven. Here the virgins went on strike to stop suicide bombers. The director who commissioned it thought it was great. But artistic directors became nervous. Bean was told that one artistic director said that the adaptation could not be defended politically. “So presumably,” laughs Bean, “they are pro-terrorism.”