Casting Doubt: "Color-blind" and Nontraditional Casting Decisions

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In his article about color-blind casting entitled, "Willy Loman Is Lost, Still Looking for Stimulus Plan and Some Dignity," Charles Isherwood quotes August Wilson as saying,  "To mount an all-black production of a 'Death of a Salesman' or any other play conceived for white actors as an investigation of the human condition through the specifics of white culture is to deny us our humanity, our own history." After reading Isherwood's article, class members consider nontraditional casting decisions and work with a partner to recast a movie or play. Pairs then consider the possible impact of their choices.

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