Monday, November 21, 2016

Dear Donald Trump, Edward Albee would disagree about theater being a safe place

‘Hamilton’ Duel: Addressing the President-Elect on His Own Blunt Terms.  (The New York Times, 11/21/2016)
But it was Mr. Albee's credo that theater — or theater as an enduring art, as opposed to an evening’s entertainment — should be anything but safe. I loved him for insisting on that belief, and for consistently acting on it in everything he wrote for the stage. Theater, as the ancient and exalted public forum that Mr. Albee wanted it to be forever, exists to challenge complacency, to make us uncomfortable with our assumptions.

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UPDATE. Back on Twitter, Donald Trump loses the Hamilton war as soon as he starts it.  (11/20/2016)
Here's how Mike Pence was 'harassed' by cast of 'Hamilton'.  (11/19/2016)

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