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Re: Black Rosalind
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0796  Monday, 9 April 2001

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Thursday, 05 Apr 2001 13:27:46 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0776 Re: Black Rosalind

[2]     From:   Susanne Collier <
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        Date:   Thursday, 05 Apr 2001 10:19:31 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0769 Black Rosalind?


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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Thursday, 05 Apr 2001 13:27:46 -0400
Subject: 12.0776 Re: Black Rosalind
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0776 Re: Black Rosalind

W. L. Godshalk writes

> Remember that one of the Medici brothers was
> black (and Italian, not African).

I confess to having never heard this before.  Is Bill confusing the
Medici brother with Lodovico "il Moro" or Milan, who was not really
Moorish or black just dark complexioned?

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From:           Susanne Collier <
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Date:           Thursday, 05 Apr 2001 10:19:31 -0800
Subject: 12.0769 Black Rosalind?
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0769 Black Rosalind?

David Schalkwyk wonders about LLL's Rosaline as black.  There was a
production about 8 years ago at the RSC in which Josette Simon played
Rosaline in an otherwise all white cast.  I didn't see it, perhaps
someone on list did, but reviewers complained that Berowne's repeated
references to her darkness seemed like racial put downs rather than
petrarchan twists.

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