The Censorship Issue of The Dramatist
Dear Dramatist – January/February 2018
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Dear Dramatist,

Reading with great interest the letters defending Edward Albee’s intentions in his plays. I think the Guild defends our rights to our own works, but after we’ve died, our works no longer defend our intentions. They acquire the privilege to mean new things in new contexts, or else they’re not really great works that can illumine humanity’s conditions down the years. Albee was fierce while he was with us, as he should have been. But now his words can accrue meanings he never meant. Isn’t that why all of this is art and not science?

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