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Staging Pussy Riot

A Pussy Riotous afternoon pays tribute to the band but overlooks some of their beliefs

By Cordelia Lynn  

The cast of short plays inspired by Pussy Riot that were performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London

Everybody wants a piece of the Pussy Riot pie. Anarchists and anti-capitalists claim them as their own, feminists laud them, and nostalgists hope they will be the seeds of a punk revival. Prominent figures from Slavoj Žižek to Madonna have spoken out in support, while barely a day goes by when they aren’t referred to in the media. Before long Pussy Riot will have their own adjective: “It was very Pussy Riotesque,” “I’m feeling quite Pussy Riotous…

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