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Re: Othello on Bloom
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1363  Thursday, 3 July 2003

From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 20:46:12 +0100
Subject: 14.1343 Re: Othello on Bloom
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1343 Re: Othello on Bloom

"She marries him--OK this is a stretch--to rescue the racist society
from its odious prevailing [not just prevalent but prevailing] idea,
still-existent 400+  years later, racism, i.e., the belief that skin
color is significant."

And yet her decision can only reify that racist assumption.

But anyway - how can skin colour NOT be "significant"...?

When a producer casts a black guy as Henry Bolingbroke, say, doesn't he
make skin colour MORE significant?

m

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