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Colorblind Shakespeare : new perspectives on race and performance

Author: Ayanna Thompson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The systematic practice of non-traditional or 'colorblind' casting began with Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival in the 1950s. Although colorblind casting has been practiced for half a century now, it still inspires vehement controversy and debate. This collection of fourteen original essays explores both the production history of colorblind casting in cultural terms and the theoretical implications of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ayanna Thompson
ISBN: 0415978017 0415978025 9780415978026 9780415978019
OCLC Number: 64289048
Description: xvii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Practicing a theory/theorizing a practice : an introduction to Shakespearean colorblind casting / Ayanna Thompson --
Ocular revisions : re-casting Othello in text and performance / Angela C. Pao --
Colorblind casting in single-sex Shakespeare / Sujata Lyengar --
Faux show : falling into history in Kenneth Branagh's Love's labour's lost / Courtney Lehmann --
When race matters : reading race in Richard III and Macbeth / Lisa M. Anderson --
Ira Aldridge, Shakespeare, and color-conscious performances in nineteenth-century Europe / Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney --
My own private Shakespeare, or, Am I deluding myself? / Antonio Ocampo-Guzman --
In the blood : William Shakespeare, August Wilson, and a black director / Ayanna Thompson interviews Timothy Douglas --
Civic ShakesPR : middlebrow multiculturalism, white television, and the color bind / Richard Burt --
Gestures of performance : rethinking race in contemporary Shakespeare / Margo Hendricks --
The Cleopatra complex : white actresses on the interracial "classic" stage / Celia R. Daileader --
The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's rose rage : whiteness, terror, and the fleshwork of theatre in a post-colorblind age / Francesca T. Royster --
The blind side in colorblind casting / Peter Erickson.
Responsibility: edited by Ayanna Thompson.
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Presents a collection of fourteen original essays that explores both the production history of colorblind casting in cultural terms and the theoretical implications of this practice for reading  Read more...

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