Delta stops sponsorship of play because Trump-like figure is killed

Photo: Anthony Moretti 2Oct2016

The Guardian has the story.

The contemporary staging of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, by the nonprofit Public Theater, portrays Julius Caesar as a blond-haired, powerful man wearing a business suit with an American flag pin, while his wife, Calpurnia, has a Slavic accent and dresses in designer fashions.

Shakespeare’s play focuses on the fatal stabbing of Caesar by former associates, and the subsequent fate of democratic institutions.

Delta said in a statement on Sunday that the Public Theater’s “artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste.”

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