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Re: White Othellos
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1644  Wednesday, 29 September 1999.

[1]     From:   William Kemp <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Sep 1999 10:36:31 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

[2]     From:   John Ramsay <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Sep 99 0:27:25 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1639 Re: White Othellos

[3]     From:   Tal Carawan, Jr. <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Sep 1999 00:36:16 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos


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From:           William Kemp <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Sep 1999 10:36:31 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

In answer to Arthur Lindley's question:

The Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh (Washington DC) did Othello
last year with Patrick Stewart playing Othello and nearly all the other
parts played by African-American actors. A review and at least one
feature article were in the Washington Post and are probably available
online.

Bill Kemp

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From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 99 0:27:25 EDT
Subject: 10.1639 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1639 Re: White Othellos

Hi SHAKSPERians, in White Othellos is the text converted?

Does a '..black ram tupping your white ewe' become a white ram & black
ewe?

Does Othello say, 'As white as my own face'?

Or is the audience supposed to make mental adjustments and the text
remains unchanged?

John Ramsay
Welland Ontario
Canada

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From:           Tal Carawan, Jr. <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 1999 00:36:16 -0400
Subject: 10.1636 Re: White Othellos
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1636 Re: White Othellos

Perhaps this has already been posted, but Patrick Stewart was AWESOME as
Othello with an otherwise black cast, at the Shakespeare Theater in DC,
performed close to two years ago.  He said that two other theaters,
including RSC, I believe, turned the idea down, thinking it far too
bold.  Worked fine for me.

Tal Carawan, Jr.
 

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