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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:19 AM

Pro-Trump protester storms stage at Julius Caesar performance

Source: New York Daily News

Two protesters interrupted the Public Theater’s production of Julius Caesar Friday, with one storming the stage to accuse the actors of inciting political violence.

Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec filmed his partner-in-crime, Laura Loomer, as she marched on-stage mid-performance

“BREAKING: Julius Ceasar Gets SHUTDOWN,” Posobiec tweeted along with a video of the stunt, which showed Loomer shouting “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right!” as she marched on-stage.

“This is unacceptable,” she said in front of an audience that called for her to “get off the stage.”


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pro-trump-protester-storms-stage-julius-caesar-performance-article-1.3254170




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Reply Pro-Trump protester storms stage at Julius Caesar performance (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 2017 OP
a kennedy Jun 2017 #1
sandensea Jun 2017 #2
KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #75
sandensea Jun 2017 #83
Blue_Tires Jun 2017 #86
MBS Jun 2017 #19
regnaD kciN Jun 2017 #3
luvMIdog Jun 2017 #11
msongs Jun 2017 #4
WhoWoodaKnew Jun 2017 #39
Not Ruth Jun 2017 #5
lunasun Jun 2017 #6
Not Ruth Jun 2017 #8
sinkingfeeling Jun 2017 #43
KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #76
Not Ruth Jun 2017 #58
forgotmylogin Jun 2017 #65
Not Ruth Jun 2017 #70
luvMIdog Jun 2017 #7
torius Jun 2017 #9
broadcaster90210 Jun 2017 #10
Solly Mack Jun 2017 #12
Archae Jun 2017 #49
Solly Mack Jun 2017 #50
DFW Jun 2017 #13
HappyBeing Jun 2017 #14
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2017 #15
Hortensis Jun 2017 #16
mobeau69 Jun 2017 #29
Zoonart Jun 2017 #32
DRoseDARs Jun 2017 #17
7962 Jun 2017 #26
DRoseDARs Jun 2017 #28
7962 Jun 2017 #34
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2017 #18
bobGandolf Jun 2017 #20
Chemisse Jun 2017 #21
Demit Jun 2017 #22
NCjack Jun 2017 #23
KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #77
7962 Jun 2017 #25
Demit Jun 2017 #30
7962 Jun 2017 #35
Demit Jun 2017 #52
7962 Jun 2017 #54
Demit Jun 2017 #59
7962 Jun 2017 #60
bettyellen Jun 2017 #55
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bettyellen Jun 2017 #69
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joshcryer Jun 2017 #63
KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #78
7962 Jun 2017 #84
Chemisse Jun 2017 #27
Demit Jun 2017 #31
sinkingfeeling Jun 2017 #45
Chemisse Jun 2017 #46
sinkingfeeling Jun 2017 #47
Demit Jun 2017 #62
KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #79
Retrograde Jun 2017 #66
KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #80
broadcaster90210 Jun 2017 #72
KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #81
Blue_Tires Jun 2017 #87
Sunlei Jun 2017 #24
janx Jun 2017 #56
Sunlei Jun 2017 #64
janx Jun 2017 #67
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riversedge Jun 2017 #36
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KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #82
HAB911 Jun 2017 #38
mn9driver Jun 2017 #40
Sunlei Jun 2017 #41
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sinkingfeeling Jun 2017 #42
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:21 AM

1. and so it begins.......

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:23 AM

2. Next stop: theater bombings.

This is what happens in countries that allow their fringe right to get out of control. They always go after artists and the arts first.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:33 AM

75. +Infinity. But also go after Socialists and Communists (like me) too. - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #75)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:19 PM

83. You ain't lying.

They'd especially go after worldly, well-spoken socialists - like yourself. They seem to push their buttons more than anyone.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:53 PM

86. +1

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:26 AM

19. " " " "

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:24 AM

3. Aren't these snowflakes the ones always screaming about "freedom of speech"...?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:22 AM

11. yes and 'political correctness'

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:26 AM

4. everyone's a critic nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:32 AM

39. :)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:36 AM

5. Many people waiting on line since 3AM?

The wait line cannot even start to give out tickets until 12 noon at the earliest! This publicity has been insane for the show. Before the tweet, everyone on the wait line got in, even if they joined the line at 8PM as the show started, they could not sit next to each other, but they all got seats. Since then, they have had hundreds of people each night that waited and did not get in. More than used to wait outside of Hamilton. I know people from Thursday that waited for 6 hours and were shut out.

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:44 AM

6. And wouldn't those people you know that waited be pissed if they had this crap go down

during the performance I bet
In the end they were booted and the performance continued at least

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Response to lunasun (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:57 AM

8. Of course they would

When people go to the theatre, they go to be immersed in the performance. If your cell phone rings, you might as well leave, or face dirty looks for 2 hours.

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:49 AM

43. A couple of years ago. I was at a small theater watching a modernized version of

'Hamlet' and a couple of younger folks were playing with a cell phone (probably texting). Well, the actor playing Hamlet, walked across the stage and took the phone while never skipping a beat with his lines. The couple left at intermission and everybody lined up to shake Hamlets hand after the final curtain.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:35 AM

76. That is postively Pirandello-esque! Thanks for sharing! - nt

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #58)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:34 PM

65. Isn't Shakespeare in the Park free, and open seating?

I thought it was like a "bring a blanket to sit on" type deal and they probably just have a maximum capacity. It's common when an event is free for there to be remaining space right before show time because if people don't pay, they don't lose money if they can't show up, and the organizers can monitor how much space is left in real time.

I may be wrong.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #65)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:29 PM

70. It is in a fairly large outdoor theatre with assigned seats

Open to the weather and sounds of the city, you can buy tickets for about $250 each, or enter lotteries to win them on the same day, or get on the wait line, starting at about 3am (when the park is technically closed to the public). Wait line tickets start to be distributed at 12 noon, but it is a trickle until about 730pm, when they might release 100-200. So many people pay, but they do not get refunds, they will sometimes hand an extra to someone on the wait line who looks like someone that they might want to sit next to for 2 hours.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:55 AM

7. and what the hell do they think we have had to listen to from right wing media since the Bush years

Everything was dandy while they were having their say . What they want to do is squash freedom of speech. That guy needs to go to jail along with the other brown shirts that did this.

That punk thinks he's a hero. Good grief. Calling it a ' PSYOPS operation' . Fucking wannabee.

AND those aren't patriots- they have a mob/cultist mentality while thinking everyone else is brainwashed or brainwashing.

Funny thing is REAL NAZI'S have been gathering and marching in America for years now and not a damn thing was said to them. Why doesn't this guy go to some REAL NAZI gathering places and pull this shit? No one says shit to the real Nazi's who actually claim they ARE Nazi's. No one says a damn thing to them or about them. But this punk is protesting freedom of speech and artistic freedoms. Idiot .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:19 AM

9. Et tu, Tweetus? N/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:36 AM

10. "Sauce for the goose, Mr. Savik. "

nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:23 AM

12. I don't think I'll be listening to anyone on the right feign outrage over political violence.

And their outrage is fake otherwise they would have always spoken out against it.

When hate speech was directed at Obama, at Clinton - when bullets were directed at Gabby Gifford. They always made excuses or attacked people instead of speaking out against the violence.

When bigoted oppressive laws, meant only to marginalize, are directed at people of color, at the LGBT community, and at women. Those laws are a form of political violence.

No. They are beyond themselves with glee that they can latch onto the Scalise shooting and use it as a means to play the victim. To claim they are under attack. Those two in the article are thrilled at the chance to use Scalise's shooting to peddle their bullshit.




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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:45 AM

49. They never mention when the Obama White House was shot at...

I still remember when that one guy shot at the Obama White House, causing some damage.

"Oh that's different!"

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Response to Archae (Reply #49)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:56 AM

50. Exactly. They are pretending they give a fuck.

Using Scalise's injuries to continue to attack the left.

They don't care he got shot. But they do enjoy the opportunities to attack the left it presented.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:43 AM

13. So, Fox Noise has a night out at the theater

Their tactic seems to be to occasionally invite a Democrat on to their channel for their view, and then shout them down so they can't say a word. After all, they might say something sensible or true.

So a play is put on that is staged so as to out Republicans in a bad light? Same tactic. Shout it down, disrupt it. After all, they have no argument they can print in the paper that holds water.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:55 AM

14. Boo Protesters. Hooray Art!

Hello, new here. I'll be honest, I am not a democrat. But I am ready for new leadership since November 9, 2016.

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Response to HappyBeing (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:17 AM

15. Well, you've certainly come to the right place!

Welcome to DU, HappyBeing! We're glad to have you with us!

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Response to HappyBeing (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:29 AM

16. Hey, welcome to DU, HappyBeing! :)

I really hope you find what you're looking for here. DU's a very diverse community. A fair number of registered Democrats are conservative, of course, though I don't note many actually choosing to discuss that here these overly partisan days.

In any case, this is a large, very diverse community with many different viewpoints, and a lot of pretty emotional people are coming these days. For people of all viewpoints there can be a lot to forgive, or better yet learn to ignore. It might help to identify specific posters you have common ground and often just plain agree with. For sure you'll find some.




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Response to HappyBeing (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:17 AM

29. Happy, Welcome to the bright side of the road.

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Response to HappyBeing (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:34 AM

32. HOORAY ART!

Welcome HappyBeing.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:44 AM

17. OK everyone needs to chill and give her a break. She protested when it was Obama.

I remember it clearly. It was in the news at the time, though very few covered it. The performance was during the Obama Administration and had a black man as Julius Caesar, an obvious send up of the president. She marched right up to that stage and did the same thing, protested the portrayal of the assassination of the president-as-Caesar (even though that's NOT what the play is about, but whatevs).

The performance she disrupted was in a little theater in Bowling Green...

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:59 AM

26. Was it near the massacre??

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Response to 7962 (Reply #26)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:11 AM

28. Let's ask the foremost expert on those events...

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #28)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:43 AM

34. I gotta take that one!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:13 AM

18. Jack Posobiec was asked to leave Comet Ping Pong last fall

for taking a video of a children's birthday party. He was not related to anyone at the party.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:58 AM

21. A play that depicts the assassination of a current president has to expect pushback.

They certainly have the right to perform it, but I would never go to see a play that supports political violence, no matter how deplorable the target.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:28 AM

22. The play is depicting the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Using a contemporary setting, as many producers of Shakespeare's plays have done. It is depicting, not supporting, political violence.

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Response to Demit (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:33 AM

23. I always felt that JC got the short end of the stick. nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:39 AM

77. Um, make that the "short end of the dagger" :) - nt

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:58 AM

25. Making everything modern except the names doesnt excuse it.

Certainly they have the "right" to do it just as they have the "right" to hit themselves over the head with a hammer.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:21 AM

30. Interesting how you put the word right in scare quotes.

As if you disapprove of creative people having them.

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Response to Demit (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:44 AM

35. Scare quotes? Ha, thats a new one. Creative is in the eye of the beholder.

I also used the quotes in my equally silly example.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:18 AM

52. If the phrase scare quotes is new to you, you should look it up.

And no, creativity does not depend on what the viewer thinks. It doesn't need your approval.

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Response to Demit (Reply #52)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:55 AM

54. One person doesnt get to tell the whole world they're "creative",

and everyone has to agree. My approval IS needed, if I am to agree that its creative.
Some people look at a pile of horse shit on the floor and call it creative. It doesnt make it so; only to them & anyone who thinks the same. The same goes for artwork; eye of the beholder. If someone spends a ton of money on a framed canvas of solid black, I wouldnt call it "art", I'd call it "genius". genius that the artist actually convinced some fool to give him money for nothing.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #54)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:02 PM

59. You are confusing the definitions of art & creativity.

If you don't want to call a black canvas art, that's fine. A little background in art history might help you understand why others do, however. You as the observer are not the only variable in the equation. You can personally not like something and it can still be art. You can disapprove of it, you can call it ugly, you can proclaim to everyone within hearing that in your opinion it's not art—and it can still be art.

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Response to Demit (Reply #59)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:49 PM

60. Of course it can! Just not to me. Which is fine!

But 2+2 always equals 4.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:10 PM

55. You know there was a production of this where JC looked like Obama, also a Bush ....

And at least two other presidents. There's nothing new about this except the selective outrage.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #55)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:54 PM

61. I do remember Obama but not bush. Didnt like that either. Hardly creative.

Take an old play performed thousands of times and just make the characters people of today

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Response to 7962 (Reply #61)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:45 PM

69. Well it's a common way to get new audiences to relate to Shakespeare - I saw Hamlet on Bway set in..

Asylum with Alan Cumming doing a lot of the parts- sort of as voices in his head. It was amazing.
My friends theater company did Midsummer's Night Dream set in New Jersey in the fifties. Using an American cadence and setting helps a lot of people feel less alienated by the old timey costumes or context that they don't immediately get.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #61)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:52 AM

85. That's the narrative I'd push as well...

"Didnt like that either. Hardly creative..."

That's the narrative I'd push as well... it both creatively rationalizes "pushback" and imaginatively justifies lack of nuance at the same time.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:27 PM

63. Pretty neat, tho.

Freedom of speech is an amazing thing.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:45 AM

78. Did you ever read Nicholson Baker's short novella "Checkpoint"? I'd be curious

 

to get your take on it.

The main characters are two men, Jay and Ben. The novel consists of their dialogues in a hotel room in Washington, D.C., in May 2004. The story begins with Jay asking Ben to go to his hotel room. From that conversation it is inferred that Jay is depressed: the women in his life have abandoned him; he has lost his job as a high school teacher and now works as a day labourer; he has declared bankruptcy; and spends his days reading blogs.

Jay explains to Ben that he has decided he must, "for the good of humankind", assassinate President George W. Bush, and then kill himself. Ben, who symbolises American modern liberalism, and spends his time trying to persuade Jay to cancel his "mission".

The novel ends inconclusively, the reader left unaware of whether or not Jay is going to go through with his plan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkpoint_(novel)

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #78)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:20 PM

84. No, I havent read it. but i would HATE that ending!

I just dont like the idea of using the ACTUAL presidents name, whoever it may be, in stories, movies or plays like this.
We already see stories using a fictitious president all the time.

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Response to Demit (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:03 AM

27. I am equally uncomfortable that they depicted an Obama character a few years ago, in the same role.

I can understand why they do it, artistically. But I am not going to criticize anyone for protesting.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:31 AM

31. Did you think, at the time, that that production supported violence?

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:54 AM

45. Oh, for heaven's sake, it's a modernization of Shakespeare!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #45)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:07 AM

46. How did you feel when it was an Obama figure who was being brutally killed?

Any depiction of Obama being hung, lynched, or harmed in any way was very upsetting for me.

Now this is just a play, and it is art, and they have every right to perform this. But the simulation of the violent murder of a sitting president makes me very uncomfortable. So I will not condemn someone who protests it.

Would you condemn someone who protested when it was Obama?

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #46)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:13 AM

47. No, if they were using a black. Obama look-alike actor for JC, I would

understand that it was an attempt to draw a modern audience into Shakespeare. No need to protest at all.

I would protest Jim Bob hanging a black dummy in a tree with a sign saying Obama around his neck. Two totally different things IMO.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #46)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:02 PM

62. The play depicts the murder of a would-be dictator. Who the senators THINK is a dictator.

It is not ABOUT Trump, as the previous production was not ABOUT Obama. It's about a historical figure who we know from history really was killed in the way the play depicts. It's about a group of men making the judgment—without benefit of law—that the murder they are committing, and the way they choose to do it, is for the greater good. Using a contemporary head of state as a stand-in for Caesar brings it home to us how shocking a thing that would be and what it would portend for the future. The Roman senators had convinced themselves that they were saving the Republic, but by acting outside the law they were betraying the very ideals of a republic. There's a caution to all democratic republics there, which is why the play is a classic. Protesters are missing the point.

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Response to Demit (Reply #62)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:50 AM

79. A group of "honorable" men (to quote Marc Antony's seminal funerary oration) - nt

 

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:46 PM

66. Producers have been doing Shakespeare in contemporary dress

since around 1595. I highly recommend "A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare", by James Shapiro: it talks about the plays performed in 1599 - including Julius Caesar - and how they reflect the events of that time.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #66)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:53 AM

80. Back then,, it carried some real political consequences and not just from garden-variety

 

fascisti.

Elizabeth and James I would not have viewed kindly any performance designed to validate or endorse regicide, no matter how good the rationale behind it. And each monarch had the political muscle to cause heads literally to roll

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:45 PM

72. Pushback, yes. Rushing the stage, no. But I ask you ...

Would you see any war movie or any movie about the American Revolution? Any movie about the American Revolution glorifies political violence.

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Response to broadcaster90210 (Reply #72)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:55 AM

81. As do movies about the American Civil War. - nt

 

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:54 PM

87. Don't go see Richard III or MacBeth or any of that other stuff, then...

Oh, and don't go see "The Manchurian Candidate", either.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:50 AM

24. burn books, scared of theater like Julius Caesar, ban games, afraid of fiction movies, hate songs

afraid of comedy and satire, over anxious about old segregation symbols statues & flags.

Is it lead poisoning, medicine side effects, to much TV/radio or what?

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:18 PM

56. It's ignorance, unfortunately. n/t

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Response to janx (Reply #56)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:34 PM

64. no exposure to theater, concerts, the classics..really a shame. they don't know what they've missed

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #64)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:16 PM

67. All people would have to do is read the original play--

or even watch it, if they think they are too busy to read. Then they could watch the versions of it that have been produced over the years. It just makes me so damned mad that people spout off this political nonsense out of laziness.

It was especially pathetic to read about Trump's son doing that.

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Response to janx (Reply #67)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:25 PM

68. The stage jumper Jack Posobie says he's a movie director, he should know & understand the play.

Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec are twitter trolls for the trump family.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:40 AM

33. I'm totally going to see that play. Pack those seats! Plus the play, as written, is awesome so

I'd love to see what they do with it.

ETA. Shoot. Nevermind. It closes tomorrow.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:55 AM

36. Posobiec reminds me of that O'Keefe guy-always looking for attention.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:10 AM

37. Does anyone else think "Posobiec"

Is a Russian name?

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:57 AM

82. LOL - More likely Hungarian or Czech, I'm guessing. - nt

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:16 AM

38. When do the book burnings begin?!

Grab some wieners, it's coming

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:36 AM

40. Fucking idiots.

Right wing butthurt made possible by militant ignorance. It's too bad there is no way to slap some sense into these folks.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:41 AM

41. Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec 'own' the "Citizens for Trump" group. If anyone else disrupted a play

or ANY event they would be arrested.

How are people in the theater supposed to know what motive a stage jumper has? In the USA people have jumped on stage and started shooting! (movie shooter)

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #41)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:44 AM

53. Exactly... Like when BLM jumped on stage at the net-roots event

They all went to jail, if I recall correctly.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:44 AM

42. Do these people even know who Shakespeare was and when he wrote the play?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:51 AM

44. Whatever. How many thousands of Obama effigies were hung and burned?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:34 AM

48. Unlike Trump, Caesar really was popular...

but otherwise the resemblance seems real enough. Both were highly successful and made sure the public knew it, though Caesar's conquest of Gaul was arguably a bigger deal than Trump Tower. The uncanny part is the young nephew who later became Caesar Augustus and at this early stage recalls son-in-law Kushner. Also the abuse of power, although Caesar had defied the Senate and gone to war against Rome in a famous episode and Trump hasn't gone there, at least not yet, gulp.

As to the casting, I kind of think this would be better for an indoor paid theater than a park. Discretion is the better part of valour and the Oregon shooting was a warning that probably should be heeded.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:11 AM

51. Pick any 3.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:23 PM

57. Safespace-Seeking Special Snowflakes,

the modern repug version of the SS.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:44 PM

71. Shouldn't the actors have stood their ground?

And what jackass called this pig a "patriot"?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:31 PM

73. The most unkindest cut of all is that he misspelled Caesar. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

74. Shadows of Victor Hugo's "Hernani" - nt

 

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