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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415978019
ISBN-10: 0415978017
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ayanna Thompson

Ayanna Thompson is Assistant Professor of English and Women's Studies at Arizona State University.

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