[Marxism] Fwd: Alan Rickman, Actor Known for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Die Hard,’ Dies at 69 - The New York Times

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jan 14 20:42:09 MST 2016

At London’s Court Theater in 2005 he directed the play “My Name Is 
Rachel Corrie,” about the young American protesting the demolition of a 
Palestinian’s house in Gaza who was run over by an Israeli Army 
bulldozer. The production was to transfer to the New York Theater 
Workshop the following year, but was canceled; the group’s artistic 
director, James C. Nicola, said that “the fantasy that we could present 
the work of this writer simply as a work of art without appearing to 
take a position was just that, a fantasy.”

Mr. Rickman was critical of the decision, calling it “censorship born 
out of fear.” (The play was staged later that year at the Minetta Lane 


More information about the Marxism mailing list