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Thread #140865 Message #3242889
Posted By: MGM·Lion
22-Oct-11 - 02:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
We disagree on this matter, Kent; to the extent that I think it would be vain to continue on this particular aspect.
Re your other points, please don't be so parochial! Lionel Bart is British, and it was of course originally a West End, not a Broadway, musical.
Sweriously, though: indeed, the character was much softened by Bart, from a disgusting hypocritical villain, eventually hanged, to a lovable[ish] comic rogue who makes his getaway with at least some of his ill-gotten gains at the end.
Why not take time to read the book ~~ it is quite short in Dickensian terms, and very readable ~~ in order to be fully qualified to comment and compare?