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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:25 PM
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Rickman Slams 'Censorship' of Play about US Gaza Activist
Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 by the Guardian / UK
Rickman Slams 'Censorship' of Play about US Gaza Activist
by Julian Borger


A New York theatre company has put off plans to stage a play about an American activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza because of the current "political climate" - a decision the play's British director, Alan Rickman, denounced yesterday as "censorship".

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Mr Rickman, best known for his film acting roles in Love, Actually and the Harry Potter series and who directed the play at London's Royal Court Theatre, denounced the decision.

"I can only guess at the pressures of funding an independent theatre company in New York, but calling this production "postponed" does not disguise the fact that it has been cancelled," Mr Rickman said in a statement.

"This is censorship born out of fear, and the New York Theatre Workshop, the Royal Court, New York audiences - all of us are the losers."

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0228-03.htm
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:36 PM
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1. Keep speaking out
Mr. Rickman. Not only do I respect your acting I now respect your courage to speak out.
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:39 PM
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2. A play about Rachel Corrie.
Alan Rickman is first rate.
The New America we live in sucks ass.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:42 PM
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3. Here, here.
The truth is not always pretty. But politics is always ugly.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:55 PM
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4. religious intolerance and racism
every religion has those who would suppress the the right to question it`s teachings and it`s acts.there are those in the jewish community that practice the denial of others in and out of their religion to question. the hypocrisy of those within the jewish community to deny those who question tarnishes the great jewish writers and playwrights who have over the centuries paid in blood to give the world great writings and plays.
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