Hamilton vs Trump: The long history of political protest in the theatre

Hamilton vs Trump: The long history of political protest in the theatre
 

At a recent performance of Hamilton, the cast directly addressed Vice-President-elect Mike Pence in the audience. Journalist Lauren Everitt explores whether they were violating a social more or following a long tradition of political activism.
Hamilton, the musical, has long been a hot ticket, with shows sold out months in advance and scalpers selling passes for hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars.
Last week, it became a hot button, after actor Brandon Victor Dixon delivered a message from his colleagues to theatre-goer and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence.
"We, sir, are the... read more

 
26 November 2016 in World News, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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