The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
The central issue addressed in the performance, considering the time and place, was the role of the church and their views on the performing arts and theatre. It also brought up controversy of pedophilia in the church as well as the use of children in factories for cheap labor. I did not know that the church was against theatre, but I did know it had history of pedophilia. I also knew that labor laws were a serious problem in the time period, and poverty was the reason people had to break them. The performance did not change my views on anything except how the church viewed acting back then. It did emphasize those problems again however, which is not good. The subject matter does not have any relationship to me whatsoever.