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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 03:58 am
US playwright Kirk Lynn tells the SMH of a great silencing:
“I don’t know what it was like in Australia,” Lynn says of the years immediately after September 11, “but I know for certain in the States there was this whole period where there was no satire. That was the climate, no one was saying anything, it was all hush-hush and certainly not funny. That’s the way Lenny Bruce bubbled up. Where are the people who would normally be saying this stuff?”
This appeared on September 27. Theatre people are stupid.
Pretending that one lives in an oppressive and fearful society, and saying so publicly, creates a sensation of courage and nobility that, in reality, is totally missing from the lives of many of these artsy types. For some reason, it’s not enough for these people to be perceived as interesting, or witty, or brilliant: they have this great need to be perceived as heroic as well.
Yep; that about sums it up.
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