Swan Rape?

I’m not cultured enough to either enjoy or care about the ballet, though I have to say, the title of a certain article posted on the Globe and Mail’s site this morning did pique my interest somewhat. For instance:

bq. Controversial plays often generate such lively post-theatre discussions, but rarely do ballets. On the other hand, conventional interpretations of Swan Lake do not usually contain a gang rape or a white-slavery meat market.

And just in time for the holiday season. I can only imagine what the director would do with The Nutcracker. Ouch!


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