Shakespearean flashmob hits British Museum over BP oil


by Newswire    
7:24 pm - November 19th 2012

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200 members of the Reclaim Shakespeare Company took over the British Museum’s Great Court and performed a series of anti-BP plays yesterday.

The flashmob of ‘actor-vists’ known as the performed a re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the British Museum’s Great Court. The performance — which included 200 people chanting “double, double, oil is trouble; tar sands burn as greenwash bubbles” – was followed by three more Shakespeare-inspired playlets.

The flashmob provoked a major police and security presence inside the museum. The BP-sponsored “Shakespeare: Staging The World” exhibition was closed and the museum’s giant iron gates were bolted shut for the duration.

This comes in the same week as BP accepted criminal responsibility, including manslaughter, for the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster. It has been hit with a fine of $4.5 billion, making it the biggest convicted corporate criminal in US history.

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