Category: Public Theater
- Since Trump’s election, conservatives are outraged on behalf of Trump — at Kathy Griffin, at the New York Times and at various others who offend the sensibilities of the president’s fans.
- Their next target: free Shakespeare plays.
- Delta Air Lines and Bank of America are dropping their charitable donations to the Public Theater in New York City after Fox News drummed up outrage over a summer production of Julius Caesar.
- In the production, characters are stylized in modern garb, and the portrayal of Caesar, who is assassinated in the play, has drawn comparisons to President Donald Trump.
- The outrage is over what conservatives assert is portrayal of the president being killed.
- The production of Julius Caesar is part of New York’s celebrated Shakespeare in the Park series, which puts on plays featuring celebrity talent for free.
- By pulling funding from the Public Theater, they stop subsidizing access to world-class performances for poor and working-class people. Read more (6/12/17)