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Do you remember her? She’s the silly cow who renamed the Shakespeare play Cymbeline as Imogen!
An extract from the (BBC!) piece:
The Times recently published an article headlined: “The Globe has been a success story – and Emma Rice is wrecking it.”
In a review of a recent reworking of Cymbeline, set in modern gangland Britain, The Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish wrote: “I can’t see what this version is doing at Shakespeare’s Globe, or, if this form of hacking about with the canon is to be the new norm under artistic director Emma Rice, what the point of the Globe now is.”
In a review of the same show, the Financial Times’s Ian Shuttleworth asked: “One wonders – in what has already become a mantra during Emma Rice’s first season at its helm – what the hell it’s doing at the Globe.”
Rice nominates herself for a Whiny Feminist of the Month award:
Rice recently said the way people have talked about her since she took over the theatre has made her “blood boil” because critics did not use the same language about men. [A precis: Wah! Wah!! Wah!!!]
We do sympathise with Ms Rice over two things. It’s a little cruel of the media to repeatedly use the same photograph of her, taken immediately after she was presumably (from the state of her hair) struck by lightning. Also, her jumper appears to have shrunk in the wash. Maybe she should use the cool cycle next time.
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