The Globe’s Othello and the National’s Home, I’m Darling suffer opposing problems

The former is oddly depoliticised, while the latter wants to make political points, but never quite lands them. 

It seemed oddly appropriate to watch a production of Othello on a day which began with me turning the corner outside the Court of Appeal to find three vans full of police. They were there in case violence broke out at the appeal hearing of the far-right agitator Tommy Robinson, jailed for prejudicing the trial of Asian men accused of rape. We all know why the far right tries to publicise such cases: not through a feminist interest in male violence, but to foster a racist narrative about...
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2018-08-10 12:20
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