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Re: Colour-Blind Casting
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1539  Wednesday, 30 July 2003

[1]     From:   Jadwiga Krupski <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 29 Jul 2003 12:18:47 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1520 Re: Colour-Blind Casting

[2]     From:   Whitt Brantley <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2003 06:48:29 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1531 Re: Colour-Blind Casting


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From:           Jadwiga Krupski <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 Jul 2003 12:18:47 -0400
Subject: 14.1520 Re: Colour-Blind Casting
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1520 Re: Colour-Blind Casting

I could not agree more with M. Yawnney. One of the most memorable
musical and theatrical experiences I recall is Jessie Norman's
performance as Sieglinde in Wagner's WALKYRIE (the James Levine RING in
New York, in the late 1980-ies). And what could be a more ethnically
"colour-blind" casting than a black Sieglinde?

Cheers,
Jadwga Krupsi

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From:           Whitt Brantley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 30 Jul 2003 06:48:29 EDT
Subject: 14.1531 Re: Colour-Blind Casting
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1531 Re: Colour-Blind Casting

>The former is manifestly false (his
>work is the exclusive property of the billion or so people who
>can read
>English), but I don't know that anyone would argue that idea.
>
>>From my Promus of trivial rememberings...

After performing one of his Shakespearean roles, Laurence Olivier asked
an elderly woman backstage what she had thought of the play...she
replied, that although Sir Larry had done an admirable job, she still
preferred to hear and see Shakespeare's work in it's original Yiddish.

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