Brickbat: Don't Forget Your Lines

Stage actors with their backs to the audience.
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Training materials for Scottish police say that actors performing a play could run afoul of the nation's new hate speech law, which bans communication that could stir up hatred of protected groups. Supporters of the law had claimed it would only apply to producers, directors, and others involved behind the scenes with a play, not the actors. Those found guilty of violating the law face up to seven years in prison.

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