Anti-racism in the Shakespeare Community

Madeline Sayet, a Mohegan theatremaker, recently wrote an article titled “Interrogating the Shakespeare System.” In this article, she challenges the notion that Shakespeare is the greatest writer of all time and how that notion has negatively impacted our society, specifically American society. I will admit that at first glance I felt defensive and even rolled... Continue Reading →

Racism in Shakespeare

The other day a google document was shared on the Shakespeare 2020 Project Facebook page. In the document was a breakdown of different words used in Shakespeare that may be considered offensive today. The document was presented as a guide for editing Shakespeare to remove any offensive language. I was intrigued by the document, but... Continue Reading →

Differences

I was contemplating some the big ideas that seem rampant in our world and media today: discrimination. There is racism, sexism, anti-semitism, bullying, homophobia, etc. How can we stop it? I think the best answer came from Morgan Freeman; he said "We stop talking about it." What could be the benefits of that? If we stop talking... Continue Reading →

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