Shakespeareans for Poetic Justice present:
A Sonnet for Habima
If all the world’s a stage – why then, the stage
Must play its part if we would change the world.
Whence this commotion? Why such howls of rage
The moment that our banners are unfurled?
In Shakespeare’s time, an audience was moved
By speeches about justice and compassion.
The Bard, methinks, could only have approved
Of protests carried out in such a fashion.
We’ll take no lessons from those fools who claim
That politics can’t mix with the theatre.
If actors break the law, they are to blame.
Perform in settlements? They should know better!
Attempts to whitewash Israel just got harder:
Now “Globe to globe” meets global Intifada.
Sue Blackwell, 26th May 2012