White Snake and the Yellow Face.

3 thoughts on “White Snake and the Yellow Face.”

    1. That’s how I felt about a Black woman in Les Miz. It changed the hierarchy of that factory full of workers.

      I’m wondering if live theater has a responsibility for historical accuracy in minority roles/representation. Or if it should be less of a priority for the sake of the suspension of disbelief.

  1. Really tricky. This may be a cop out, but I think all of this just has to do with how well something is made. There could have been a black woman in that setting for whatever reason, but if it distracted you something was off. OR, as an American you can’t see a woman of color without attaching meaning to it, so history would have to be altered for an American audience. (I’m making all of this up to make a point, obviously.)

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