Minority Actors in Shakespeare Performances

A new database details the performances of minority actors in UK Shakespeare productions, and the roles they’re getting – or not getting. “The British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database details the casts of 1,189 Shakespearean productions dating back to 1930. It reveals that Laertes and Ophelia have been played by black or Asian actors 14 times in productions of Hamlet, compared to six times in the title role.”

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