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vetran
5th October 2016, 13:24
A play set in Ancient Egypt was cancelled because the cast was too white (http://thetab.com/uk/bristol/2016/10/03/musical-cancelled-cultural-appropriation-claims-26400)


A play which showed two people from different countries falling in love in Ancient Egypt has been cancelled by Music Theatre Bristol, after complaints that white people would be guilty of cultural appropriation if they played the characters.

The upcoming production of Aida was voted in by members of the company, however the decision has been made that it will not be presented to the general public. Music Theatre Bristol (MTB) initially said: “The show set in Ancient Egypt is about a war between two countries and, as a result of the enslavement of one country, the two lovers of the story cannot be together due to their responsibilities to their countries as different nationalities.”

well that's the Mikado stuffed then. FFS

Big Blue Plymouth
5th October 2016, 13:26
Boot polish?

MrMarkyMark
5th October 2016, 13:52
after complaints that white people would be guilty of cultural appropriation if they played the characters.

Dear Vetran,

Totally the right decision. Sounds like an absolute disgrace.

Love and Kisses,

Digusted

Berkhamsted

vetran
5th October 2016, 14:08
Dear Vetran,

Totally the right decision. Sounds like an absolute disgrace.

Love and Kisses,

Digusted

Berkhamsted

surely Berkshire Hunt?

Flashman
5th October 2016, 14:57
A play set in Ancient Egypt was cancelled because the cast was too white (http://thetab.com/uk/bristol/2016/10/03/musical-cancelled-cultural-appropriation-claims-26400)

well that's the Mikado stuffed then. FFS

I see Bristol's vying with Brighton again for the title of UK tw*t central.

Anyway shouldn't all opera's be performed by Italians as they invented the art form? :eyes

cojak
5th October 2016, 15:16
How The Donmar's production of Julius Caesar (https://www.donmaratkingscross.com/) would go down in Bristol is anybody's guess.


Julius Caesar without a winkle?! Julius Caesar was a man!! It's heresy!!!

I imagine they'd be spinning like tops with that one...

vetran
5th October 2016, 15:23
How The Donmar's production of Julius Caesar (https://www.donmaratkingscross.com/) would go down in Bristol is anybody's guess.



I imagine they'd be spinning like tops with that one...

I suppose its a response to the original plays being all male if a few hundred years too late. Of course its "ground breaking if you aren't a yank.

I preferred these :

All-Female Nude Shakespeare Performance Planned For Prospect Park « CBS New York (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/08/23/prospect-park-nude-shakespeare/)

minestrone
5th October 2016, 16:11
I really want to run a cultural appropriation evening sometime at a night club. Everyone has to turn up dressed in the garb of some ethnic minority.

The left would go ballistic.

barrydidit
5th October 2016, 17:49
I really want to run a cultural appropriation evening sometime at a night club. Everyone has to turn up dressed in the garb of some ethnic minority.

The left would go ballistic.

There's always the cuk Christmas party. Make a change from a dozen overweight gladiators I expect

SueEllen
5th October 2016, 20:18
I really want to run a cultural appropriation evening sometime at a night club. Everyone has to turn up dressed in the garb of some ethnic minority.

The left would go ballistic.

You need to get a few ethnic minorities to turn up as stereotypical English men e.g. David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Tony Blair

Big Blue Plymouth
5th October 2016, 20:31
A play set in Ancient Egypt was cancelled because the cast was too white (http://thetab.com/uk/bristol/2016/10/03/musical-cancelled-cultural-appropriation-claims-26400)



well that's the Mikado stuffed then. FFS


King Tut was white (http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-king-tuts-dna-is-fueling-race-wars-1539130793)

Actually, he probably wasn't but I wouldn't mind betting the Pharoahs were of a different lineage to most of the present day inhabitants of Egypt.



colored peaks on the computer screen proved that Tutankhamun belonged to an ancestral line, or haplogroup, called R1b1a2, that is rare in modern Egypt but common in western Europeans.

NigelJK
6th October 2016, 07:22
Given that Shakespeare wrote in a time where there were no Female actors, and Julius Caesar was about a society where wimmin were chattels (at best) I couldn't think of a better target to 'show 'em'.