"I'd say, on the whole, people who come to the theatre to see Shakespeare expect to have the whole of life revealed to them,” said McKellen. “And if that means a glimpse of an actor's naked body, so be it.” More concerning for the openly gay actor is Singapore’s laws banning homosexual acts. He has urged the government repeal them. The RSC productions continue on tour to Australia, New Zealand and the US, concluding in Los Angeles on 28 October, before transferring to the West End’s New London Theatre from 12 November (See News, 30 May 2007).
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