How To Put The Jungle Book Onstage And Not Come Off As Racist Or Clueless
"Staging Kipling in 2013 isn't the same task as it was in 1962 when Disney first tackled it, or in 1942 when the Korda brothers filmed their resonant version. ... New Jungle Book
adapters can't claim the same obliviousness; they must contend with the legacy of British colonialism, American racism, and contemporary identity politics against the backdrop of a multimillion dollar brand." Mary Zimmerman seems to have met the challenge.
The Atlantic 10/07/13