Shakespearian Actress Sparks Fury after Saying Theatre is a 'White Invention'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 09, 2014 10:07 AM

Dame Janet Suzman, a South African-born Shakespearian actress, has come under fire for saying that black and Asian people don’t visit the theatre as much as white people because it’s not part of their culture to do so. The actress, whose aunt was an anti-apartheid campaigner, made the comments following an appeal by fellow actress Meera Syal for theatres to do more to attract Asian audiences.