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Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London
Rupert Murdoch-inspired satire 'Great Britain' opens in London

A thinly veiled satire of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper empire, "Great Britain" is a play with a surfeit of topical relevance. The new stage drama by "One Man, Two Guvnors" playwright Richard Bean opened this week at London's National Theatre.  "Great Britain" tells the story of fictional media mogul Paschal O'Leary and a female editor, suggestively named Paige Britain, who works at one of his publications, the Free Press, and is unburdened by journalistic scruples. In the play, Britain -- the character and perhaps the country too -- becomes embroiled in an ethical quagmire involving Free Press journalists, while other public maelstroms,...

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