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David Mamet’s 1992 play was prophetic…

24 November, 2017

• CAROL, in David Mamet’s prophetic play Oleanna (1992), challenges John: “…you might call it Good Fun or… an Oversight… You feel empowered… To strut. To posture. To ‘perform’… To transgress… The steps you call ‘harmless rituals… You are guilty… By your own actions… It’s all about privilege… You worked twenty years for the right to insult me… And you feel entitled to be paid for it… You want unlimited power. To do and to say what you want… You believe not in “freedom of thought”, but in an elitist, protected hierarchy which rewards you… Do you hold yourself harmless from the charge of sexual exploitativeness?”

MIKE BOR
St George’s Fields, W2

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