Thursday, January 24, 2013

John Rawls & The Music hall


A Theory of Justice: The Musical!
30th January to 2nd February '13
Keble O'Reilly Theatre, Oxford
AN ALL-SINGING, ALL-DANCING ROMP THROUGH 2,500 YEARS OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

A new musical by
Eylon Aslan-Levy, Ramin Sabi & Tommy Peto



In order to draw inspiration for his magnum opus, John Rawls travels back through time to converse (in song) with a selection of political philosophers, including Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill. But the journey is not as smooth as he hoped: for as he pursues his love interest, the beautiful student Fairness, through history, he must escape the evil designs of his libertarian arch-nemesis, Robert Nozick, and his objectivist lover, Ayn Rand. Will he achieve his goal of defining Justice as Fairness?
The world’s first feature-length musical about political philosophy will showcase a script steeped in drama, humour and romance - with a musical score that covers everything from rap battles to power ballads. "A Theory of Justice: The Musical!" will be a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek, camp and intellectually profound addition to the musical theatre canon.

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TICKETS ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT FOR THE ENTIRE RUN
http://www.demproductions.org/#!atojtm/c9dh

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John Rawls 1921-2002

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Jan 1, 1971, 607 pp.

No sé que opinaría de todo esto el fino ironista Rawls. Sí estoy seguro que su liberalismo, considerablemente mayor que el de sus émulos -escolásticos discípulos que anhelan superar al maestro y acaban de lleno en la categoría de epígonos- le alejaría de la batahola que algunos de ellos -ruidosos censores- ya han andan organizando.
De cualquier modo, este musical no sería el único que puedan registrar los anales; los escenarios de Broadway y los estudios de Hollywood han movilizado a guionistas para componer el screenplay sobre afamados juristas. Conozco y recuerdo un caso. Pero será mañana cuando lo cuente.
J.C.G.

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