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Robert Sturua yes or no and why does it matter?

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« on: December 12, 2011, 01:09:58 pm »

The dismissal of "acclaimed" theatre director Robert Sturua from his position as artistic director of the National Theatre of Georgia by the Georgian government in mid-August (on a contested charge of xenophobia) has led to protests from within the theatre community around the world; in the UK, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman and Thelma Holt (all of whom have worked with Sturua in the past) co-signed a letter to The Guardian in his defence.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 07:26:52 pm »

The claim of "xenophobia" is based on suggestions that President Saakashvili may not be 100% Georgian - and thus a slur on whatever else might be in his family tree.  If that logic seems hard to follow, bear in mind you're dealing here with the same President Saakashvili who had his own personal Press Photographer arrested for "spying".  The photographer was subsequently released and all charges dropped, after an international outcry.

Sturua has been sidelined as a "shot over the heads" of the liberal intelligentsia in Georgia who have failed to rally to the hardline nationalist fervour of President Suckassvili. As one of the most prominent intellectuals who refuses to join the Saakashvili fanclub, it was inevitable that Sturua would be fired, to "punish" him.
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