Letter to the editor after “The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged” comes to Tennessee. I bet you already know where this is, perhaps unfairly, going?
Some may wonder if I was just shielding young, innocent ears. No, had my wife and I been alone that night, we too would have walked out. And we weren’t the only ones. The couple we met in the parking garage elevator had a college-aged child and a college graduate with them, and all four were amazed at the total lack of decency. But then once again, I did get to teach my children the difference between what is decent and what is utterly crude.
In fairness to Tennessee I point readers back to this January 2010 article on a similar topic. This time, however, Will O’Hare – Education Director for the Classic Theatre Project – came to his group’s defense.