By Tessa Roberts, February 26, 2009
Playwright Caryl Churchill has lashed out at writer and columnist Howard Jacobson after he claimed her latest work was antisemitic.
In last week’s Independent and subsequently in the JC, Mr Jacobson criticised Ms Churchill’s 10-minute Royal Court Theatre play, Seven Jewish Children, as “one-sided” and “Jew-hating. The play, billed as a short history of Israel, finished last Saturday.
But Ms Churchill, a patron of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, described Mr Jacobson’s criticism as a “usual tactic”.