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Re: Colorblindness
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1228  Friday, 25 May 2001

From:           Pat Dolan <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 May 2001 13:14:50 -0500
Subject: 12.1200 Re: Colorblindness
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1200 Re: Colorblindness

> such consideration is aesthetic, not "racist." This
> is the position which prevails throughout the film industry

Surely the consideration in the film industry is primarily economic, not
aesthetic? Why on earth else cast an Australian movie star as a Scot?
(Or, for that matter, as a Danish prince.)

In any case, I don't think that just because a consideration is
aesthetic it cannot also be racist.

I never said that the response that Messrs.. Weiss and Weinstein claim
to have in the theatre is reprehensible. I said that it's neither
natural nor necessary. I happen to think that the system that gives rise
to the response is reprehensible, but that's different. And I'll remind
you all that I'm self-aware enough to chart similar responses in myself.

I think I've said everything I can say that's useful on this subject.
I'll let others have the last words. If you disagree and then don't hear
a response from me it's neither because I disrespect you and your
argument, nor is it because the force of your logic has silenced me.

Cheers,
Pat
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