Monday, March 06, 2006

Vanessa Redgrave on Rachel Corrie

From Vanessa Redgrave's wonderful piece
The Second Death Of Rachel Corrie
in the March 6, Counterpunch regarding the New York Theater Company's cancellation of My Name Is Rachel Corrie (see below).

...This is censorship of the worst kind. More awful even than that. It is black-listing a dead girl and her diaries. A very brave and exceptional girl who all citizens, whatever their faith or nationality, should be proud and grateful for her existence. They couldn't silence her voice while she lived, so she was killed. Her voice began to speak again as Alan Rickman read her diaries, and Megan Dodds became Rachel Corrie. Now the New York Theatre Workshop have silenced that dear voice...


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