Confronting racist stereotypes in Princeton’s high school musical

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(Princeton High School Spectacle Theatre‎ Facebook page)

(Princeton High School Spectacle Theatre‎ Facebook page)

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When Princeton High School performed the 1934 musical “Anything Goes” this spring, students complained about the show’s racist stereotyping of Asians. The incident sparked a debate about how to handle older plays some people are fond of, but that include offensive language or characters. WHYY’s Alan Yu and Steph Yin explain why some theater directors are rethinking the way they stage the classics.

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