Colorblind Shakespeare: New perspectives on race and performance

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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 this practice for reading Shakespeare in a contemporary context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)9781135867041
ISBN (Print)0415978025, 9780415978026
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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