Wednesday, 2 February 2011

british playwrights have "blithely ignored" climate change

British theatre prides itself on being contemporary, up-to-date - in a word, hot. So it’s odd that, over the past decade, there have been so few plays about climate change. While everybody, and I mean everybody, has been talking about global warming, while climate-change deniers have been branded the new fascists, and while well-publicised protesters have tried to stop electricity stations from functioning, British playwrights have - with only a couple of exceptions - blithely ignored the subject.

From first paragraph of Aleks Sierz's review of Greenland for The Arts Desk

Why theatres don't touch climate change
From no plays about climate change to three in a month
Finally a good play about climate change

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