Thursday, February 11, 2010

If You've Just Come To This Blog From The Guardian

I'm always pleased when the Guardian's online blog includes me in a recap of one of the theater-sphere's rolicking debates. Earlier today, they posted a recap of the debate around race sparked off by Thomas Garvey's response to RVCBard.

I just wanted to say two things, if you're just arriving now and missed it:
  1. I responded to Isaac's charge, quoted at the end of the piece, that I was taking Thomas Garvey in good faith here.
  2. One odd omission from the Guardian piece is RVCBard's stance on the issue, since after all it was her comments that Garvey latched onto and started the whole thing, and without her the issue would probably have died away much quicker and been less interesting. Anyways, this is her biggest response to the debate, and this is her last one. They're crucial to understanding what happened.

1 comment:

Ian Thal said...

Thing is that I don't think that The Guardian article either noted the part of RCVBard's polemic that did set Garvey off or correctly represented what it was that Garvey said that angered Holtham (let alone discussed the "whys.")

Not that it was easy, I was away from the blogosphere for a couple of days when it went down, and it took me over a day of following links before I could remotely reconstruct the sequence of events.