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Miss O'range,  the one-woman show of Princesses Peluches, managed two performances in central Paris

before being banned on various pretexts.

The show is not overtly political, but anyone watching gets the message pretty quickly. Including the fifteen plain-clothes cops of the Renseignements Généraux who photographed the proceedings and, visibly, passed on the gist of it.

The mairie (2nd arrondissement, Left, Green mayor) sponsored the show, but visibly they were overridden.

We're going to make a big fuss about it, but we're waiting to be paid first. This is, in itself, a not-too-subtle form of censorship.

In 2008, her previous show, "Kristin", got us in trouble with the law (the show, sponsored by the outgoing Communist municipality of Cuers dans the Deep South, was not appreciated by the incoming hard-right administration, which unsuccessfully tried to have us prosecuted for "outrage au drapeau")

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu May 27th, 2010 at 03:22:52 AM EST
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You should write a diary about this.

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Thu May 27th, 2010 at 05:03:00 AM EST
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