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BBC censors suicide from Shakespeare but Kim Kardashian should play Bottom

by | 3rd, June 2016

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Did you know that watching William Shakespeare on the telly is dangerous to any young minds tuning in? As part of the year’s Shakespeare celebration, the BBC is going large on the Bard. In the Times , Russell T Davies, executive producer of the BBC’s new adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  explains why he’s censored the original script. It is wonderful nonsense, entirely in keeping with the kind of bilge people in the arts spout when they talk about Will. Invariably, they make it all about themselves:

Russell T Davies said that he had excised the scenes in which Helena threatens suicide over her love for Demetrios because he believed that they were not fit for broadcast in the modern day. He

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