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 Post subject: Censorship
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:09 am 
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Fervent objection not exception to the rule
From The Stage

With two religious inspired theatre protests in barely as many months, it might appear that we are at the advent of a new and particularly intolerant era.

In recent years we have grown used to such public objections but have tended to associate them almost exclusively with the Muslim faith. The emergence of the normally quiescent Sikh community as a force to be reckoned with and the revival of Christian evangelism has come as an unwelcome reminder that no denomination has a monopoly on religious outrage.

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Can anyone think of examples from the dance world?


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 5:15 am 
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Annual Equity conference to address censorship of arts
By Jeremy Austin for The Stage


Equity’s annual representative conference will open with a debate on censorship and how to tackle it in the wake of religious opposition to shows such as Behzti in Birmingham and Jerry Springer - the Opera.

Delegates attending the event, due to be held this weekend in Belfast, will debate two motions, one from the Welsh National Committee and one from the North and East London Branch, calling for action by the union to prevent members being intimidated.

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 Post subject: Bush-as-Groucho posters spark furor at high school
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 7:23 am 
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Posters that depicted President Bush with a Groucho Marx-style mustache and cigar were ordered torn down at a high school after a student complained. Theater students, who had created the posters to advertise a satirical play, countered with new posters with a First Amendment message


More from the Houston Chronicle.

My comment: the principal should have told the lone protesting student to celebrate living in a country in which opposing political viewpoints are not only tolerated but (supposedly, at least) encouraged.


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