How on earth is being called out on hurtful and hateful behaviour "religious discrimination"?
I don't care where your hate comes from, you are a person with responsibilities and your behaviour has consequences.
This just shows how religion keeps people away from developing a healthy and stable world view. She clearly thinks the religion is her identity, while in fact, the real identity starts where religion ends.
qolbinau said: "Also, the UK core theatre audiences are in my opinion much, much less sophisticated than NYC."
This is interesting. I agree that there is a difference, but it depends on how you would describe "sophisticated". Some might consider UK audiences more sophisticated. Some of them might look down on a show like this and vice versa. It's a bit of the "religious person versus the gay person problem", both can look down on eachothe
SouthernCakes said: "I’ve never seen a show with such hype and such boring staging"
I also wonder if the British audiences are really into the themes of the show "social anxiety" and "lying out of insecurity" and "happiness depends on the confirmation of others" at the moment. Especially in the last few years, society between the USA and the UK has changed immensely. In the USA it is common for teenager
I love this and am curious to see what kind of talent shows up.
Especially in the tv/film world, but also in theatre (even though a little less bad) casting directors are so extremely arrogant and have tunnel vision and even preferred agents they only want to work with, that often the best talent is completely ignored.
This is a great chance for that talent (unless it's just a marketing stunt and the 3 finalists will be people they already know).
I think the filming of for example Miss Saigon was a fantastic idea. Finally the show comes out of its hiding place. There were only 2 English cd's, a good one from the 80's and a bad one from the 90's. Then the show closed in London in 1999 and then there was a 15 year long silence. It wasn't until 2014 with the revival that the hype around the show started to live again. But for a whole new generation it was a new show that they had never heard of. The branding for, let'
Fan123 said: "But I think it points to something we should all keep in mind: (teacher voice) if you advocate to silence 'offensive' discussions which you think shouldn't be happening, even with the best of intentions, then sooner or later those same considerations will be used by somebody else to silence discussions which you think should be happening. I think a lot of people (not here as such, but generally speaking) are going to be experiencing rude awakenings about tha
FindingNamo said: "I wonder the same about undercover vice cops who grope their own crotches in restrooms and bust the men who do the same thing in response."
Personally, I would never do such things in restrooms, but if a very attractive undercover cop would make advances like that and does what you describe above when I happen to be standing there, I might react in a way that is new to me, because the situation is not real. It is purposeful, unrealistic provoca
It is interesting to see how the laws differ between the USA and Europe. In Europe this would not be prosecutable, because the 14 year old boy simply did not exist, so it would be conceived as provocation. It was not a real scenario and there is no way to tell if the interaction would have been the same with a real boy, giving the same answers, making the same plans, etc. The man only showed interest. I think it's used mainly to map information abo
This is actually the first live-action remake that I'm really curious about.
The casting of Ariel is great, she does have this certain quality in her voice that reminds me of the old Disney classics (Snow white, Cinderella, Ariel), and her type/balance between the sweetness and rebellious teenager seems to be fitting too. All the previous options mentioned for the role didn't have any of that and sounded uninteresting to me.
jimmycurry01 said: "I thought the racial devide between the Egyptians and Nubians was meant to be acommentary on slavery and racial tension. Was that not the point of the piece, as well as the point in casting the show the way it was cast?"
Exactly. The show is written in this accurate way for a reason. To show what happened then.
Why on earth should we allow recent racism of color and job counting to change the show now?