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Shakespeare banned in US school districts over ‘sexual content’

Florida schools are combing their libraries for potentially offensive material based on recent legislation. Multiple Florida schools are dropping Shakespeare plays from their curricula, leery...

Romeo ‘Romeo and Juliet’ nude scene ‘not child pornography’ – judge

The 1968 production of the William Shakespeare classic briefly featured nudity involving 15- and 16-year-old children. A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by...

Hipkins intervenes in schools Shakespeare Festival row

Funding for the annual Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival was cancelled recently by Creative NZ. The decision led to an outcry on social media. DTNZ first...

‘A canon of imperialism’ – Creative NZ cancels funding for schools Shakespeare festival

The Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival has been running for about 30 years and receives around $30,000 in funding from Creative NZ each year. But not...

Denzel Washington’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ is one of the very best films of 2021

Director Joel Coen’s stylized rendition of Shakespeare’s classic meditation on ambition speaks to the troubles in our own times. ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, which premiered...

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