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October 2019

Green Chair Public Lecture with Dr. Ayanna Thompson

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: What We Still Don’t Know” Nontraditional casting—the practice of casting actors of color in roles that were originally imagined as white characters to be performed by white actors—is a common phenomenon in British and American theatre and film. Nonetheless, very little research has been conducted on the effects of perceptions of race on the reception of classical performances. Scholars interested in audience reception have mostly been limited to anecdotal information from sources such as published theatre…

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