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Debating ‘Otello,’ Blackface and Casting Trends

Debating ‘Otello,’ Blackface and Casting Trends | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Ben Brantley and Anthony Tommasini weigh in on the debate set off by the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to forgo darkening makeup in its latest production.
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Don’t Call me Ma’am: On the Politics of Trans Casting

Don’t Call me Ma’am: On the Politics of Trans Casting | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Casting gets at the very root of how we tell our stories. The bodies we see onstage make our experiences visible. For invisible people, like trans and gender nonconforming people, it is necessary that we use ourselves to tell our stories.

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