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|Dramatic Acts Against War
- Theatreland programs protest
MAJOR THEATRES have programmed a series of anti-war projects around London. War Correspondence takes place in the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Collateral Damage runs at the National Theatre on a weekly basis, and the Globe's Summer season is centred around the issue of regime change.
The Royal Court offers a series of daily talks called War Correspondence in which actors, writers and directors share their views about current events. Similarly, the National's series of 45 minute talks feature Human Rights Watch director Steve Crawshaw, playwright April De Angelis and Guardian columnist George Monbiot.
The Globe's forthcoming shows will also be introduced by a columnist. Guardian writer and author Polly Toynbee leads a discussion on democratic and military change. She highlights the topicality of artistic director Mark Rylance's season of war-focussed work by Marlowe and Shakespeare. Though London may not have recovered from the shock of 9/11, theatreland seems determined not to lose box office over war in Iraq.