Plato was among many to observe that art imitates reality. He also was among many who’ve advocated that art -- especially poetry and drama -- should be severely censored for the good of the people. The fear that art depicts the worst behavior within us, and that it’s dangerous to give people access to it lest they emulate it, is an ongoing controversy. Shakespeare’s plays, for example, have been censored, banned, and considered dangerous since they first took the stage. The African-American Shakespeare Company takes aim at the philosophy and one of its... More >>>