Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hmmm. Caryl Churchill: Gaza's Shakespeare, or Fetid Jew-Baiter? Jeffrey Goldberg wants to know!

One of the most embarrassing cultural posts I've ever read on a blog is up now on the Atlantic site. It's Jeffrey Goldberg's crazed pummeling of Ari Roth, the Artistic Director of Theatre J down in Washington D.C., who has had the balls to stage Caryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children. Reading it, you realize, if you hadn't already, how clueless Goldberg is, and how shocking it is that the Atlantic should have given him a platform at all. If these are the people arguing for Israel, no wonder they're losing the battle of public opinion! (Btw, if you're interested in actually reading this supposed piece of "blood-libel," I posted it in full here. I wonder when, if ever, we will see a Boston production?)

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