A Moratorium on Shakespeare?

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Well, that’s what they’re talking about (and talking about and talking about) over at Theatre Is Territory.

The only thing I’d like to add to this is that this was a hot subject almost exactly 10 years ago. When I was running Theatermania.com, I started a story on Macbeth by referring to Matthew Warchus’ advocating such a position.

And here is one of the stories that I read about this, back in 1998, in the Times.

Here’s another reference to it, and here’s another, sort of.

What I’ve never understood is how far this moratorium would be spread and who would enforce it.