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Was it appropriate for the cast of Hamilton to read a statement to Vice President-elect Pence from the stage on November 18th?
Originally buried in a comment at https://www.quora.com/Was-it-app…
In response to:
Well, if you believe what the cast of Hamilton did was appropriate, then you’d be okay that if henceforth every theatrical performance would include the cast’s comments on the political scene.
… When Aristophanes invented comedy? That’s exactly what he did. Using the chorus to do so. That included making fun of Athenian massacres during wartime. And I’m sure people squirmed then.
If it’s a political play (and of course Hamilton is), of course that’s legitimate. And it’s just as legitimate from the right as the left.