The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1363 Thursday, 3 July 2003
From: Martin Steward <
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?
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