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Theater & art

Stage Review

Art, politics, and canine behavior in Lee Blessing’s ‘Chesapeake’

WATERTOWN — Now that Mitt Romney has lost the presidential election, Big Bird is presumably out of danger.

But the furor that erupted when the GOP nominee vowed to eliminate the federal subsidy to PBS brought back memories of the even fiercer battles in the 1980s and 1990s over public funding for the arts. Especially in campaign season, culture and politics invariably make for a volatile combination.

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