Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Edinburgh Fringe

"Religion top theme as Fringe turns 60"

The Edinburgh Fringe, the world's largest and most irreverent arts festival, celebrated its 60th birthday on Sunday with religion the big theme being tackled this year by playwrights and comedians.

Fringe performers revel in controversy and 2006 should be no exception with "We Don't Know Shi'ite" about British ignorance of Islam and "Jesus: The Guantanamo Years."

"It is the most amazing barometer of world politics...."

Fringe director Paul Gudgin, overseeing 17,000 performers at the three-week festival of anarchy, said "I find it endlessly fascinating how a thread like this emerges.

See also:

The Scotsman's Edinburgh Festival blog

Art, religion, politics, anarchy, etc. Sounds like fun.

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