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Professor Interviewed in New York Times

Josephine Lee on the controversies of performing The Mikado
January 5, 2017

Image from New York Times Mikado story

Image from New York Times Mikado story
Image from New York Times MIKADO story featuring commentary from Professor Josephine Lee (Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times)

The author of The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Mikado" (2010), Professor Lee is featured in the December 25 New York Times article "Reviving ‘The Mikado’ in a Balancing Act of Taste." In the article, Lee questions "the commonly heard defense that 'The Mikado' should not be considered racist because it is meant in fun."