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Monday, May 28, 2012

#BDSFail : Protesters fail to disrupt HaBimah's Merchant of Venice

At the Globe Theatre in London Monday night, a production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by Israel's HaBimah theater company came off without a hitch.
Habimah appeared at London’s world famous Globe Theater on Monday despite protests and after anti-Israel activists failed to persuade organizers to cancel their performance in an international festival celebrating William Shakespeare’s work.

Israel’s national theater was performing a Hebrew version of William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice on Monday and Tuesday. Both performances are sold out.


The Globe Theater refused to heed to calls to cancel the performances and last week it stepped up security in anticipation of any disturbances.

A letter was sent to ticket holders of the sold out performances asking people not to bring bags and to arrive early and expect “extensive” searches.

“Please be aware that the Globe reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone we have reason to believe may cause a disruption. Any objects or material which could be used in disrupting the performance will be deemed prohibited items,” the letter said.
Good for the Globe! More here.

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At 8:13 AM, Blogger debbie said...

Too bad they were performing on shavuous.


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