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JOE CALARCO RESPONDS TO SHAKESPEARE'S R&J CONNECTICUT CENSORSHIP CONTROVERSY

A production of Shakespeare's R&J in Cheshire, Connecticut has come under fire, for purportedly being anti-Christian, by groups hoping to shut down the production.  Joe Calarco responds:

I was surprised to hear about the protests concerning the Cheshire, CT production of my play ‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ as the play has been produced all over the world without incident. As American citizens, we all have the right to protest, just as we all have the right to free speech. I created the piece as a celebration of the timeless appeal of Shakespeare’s classic play and as a depiction of the transformative power of art. While I have not personally seen the Cheshire, CT production, it is my sincere hope that all parties involved in this controversy will resolve their dispute in a manner that allows everyone to see ‘R&J' and form their own opinion.

--  Joe Calarco, 7/28/04

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 

   

 

   

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