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Re: Colorblindness
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1463  Tuesday, 12 June 2001

[1]     From:   Charles Edelman <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Jun 2001 22:32:39 +8/00
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1424 Re: Colorblindness

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Jun 2001 13:55:53 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1438 Re: Colorblindness

[3]     From:   Edmund Taft <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Jun 2001 15:26:12 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Colorblindness

[4]     From:   Richard Regan <
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        Date:   Monday, 11 Jun 2001 23:37:15 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1438 Re: Colorblindne


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From:           Charles Edelman <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Jun 2001 22:32:39 +8/00
Subject: 12.1424 Re: Colorblindness
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1424 Re: Colorblindness

> What input might I get about casting Shylock with a female actor? My
> best actor is female and I thought it might add some interesting  sub
> text. I am sure it has been done..anyone seen it done and what's the
> reaction?
>
> Virginia Byrne

Well, it would make the line about Antonio spitting on her beard
interesting.

Charles Edelman,
School of International Cultural and Community Studies
Edith Cowan University

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Jun 2001 13:55:53 -0400
Subject: 12.1438 Re: Colorblindness
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1438 Re: Colorblindness

> Michael is Jewish.  His wife is
> African-American.  One day, Michael and I were walking around New York
> City going to second
> hand bookstores, and we talked about his son Noah.  Michael said,
> "Nobody can tell him he can't play both Othello and Shylock!"

Othello and Shylock, sure.  And certainly Noah Tannenbaum in the
Sopranos. But what about Tony Soprano?  Or Carmella?

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From:           Edmund Taft <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Jun 2001 15:26:12 -0400
Subject:        Re: Colorblindness

I'd like to play Duke Vincentio's alter ego: Lucio.  He always tells the
truth.

--Ed Taft

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From:           Richard Regan <
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Date:           Monday, 11 Jun 2001 23:37:15 EDT
Subject: 12.1438 Re: Colorblindness
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1438 Re: Colorblindness

Has anyone yet mentioned the Branagh Love's Labour's Lost where skin
color is steadfastly ignored during the lords' masquerade? Longaville
and Maria are played by actors of color, yet seem indistinguishable to
the rest in "disguise." This is consistent with Branagh's casting in his
other films.

Richard Regan
Fairfield University

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