Did you read about outraged theatre-goers walking out of a performance of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, describing a simulated sex scene between two men as ‘pornography’.
Children as young as eight were among the audience at the performance of The Comedy of Errors at The Old Laundry Theatre, in Bowness, Cumbria. Actors from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) took part in the show. It featured one of the play’s characters Dromio guarding a door when a man dressed as a woman walked up to him, pulled down his pants and Dromio’s pants, before the pair simulated sex. No genitals were on show, but buttocks were visible.
Do you know that I have never been to see a Shakspearean (sic) play? Have you? I have read many of the plays and sonnets, and am a huge fan of the language used, but have never actually been to see them staged. Mind you, based on the above nouveau interpretation I bet “King Leer” might take on a whole new meaning, and as for “Two Men from Verona” well, that’s just an invitation for some serious male on male action!