[LMB] Mercutio and Tybalt OT:

Margaret Dean margdean56 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 18:27:30 GMT 2022

On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 9:24 AM WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:

> > On Jan 13, 2022, at 10:35 AM, John Lennard <john.c.lennard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > As you mention colour-blind casting (meaning the actor's skin tone is
> > irrelevant), let me also mention one problem with it, which is that if
> one
> > says Othello -must- be played by an actor of colour (which is now pretty
> > much the case), one is also implicitly saying that no actor of colour can
> > play anyone else in *Othello*, including the much more interesting role
> of
> > Iago. ,<<SNIP>
> Have Othello be White and the rest of the cast Black.

Seems to me I've heard of that actually being done.

The point here is that Othello's "otherness" -- however expressed -- is a
necessary part of the plot in this particular play.

--Margaret Dean
  <margdean56 at gmail.com>

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