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A concern the Bard of Avon has been unfairly slandered.
Creative New Zealand has declined a funding proposal for $31,000 towards the Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival.
It's also called William Shakespeare's work part of a 'canon of Imperialism'.
Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ CEO, Dawn Sanders, says that's completely untrue.
She says the British Empire didn't exist in Shakespeare's time, so the description makes no sense.
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