Well, it’s about time isn’t it? Shakespeare‘s classic star-crossed lovers being portrayed as an interracial couple is no big deal when an interracial pairing was probably more a possibility in his time than it is in our own where people self-segregate more than are forced to comply as they once were.
In Shakespeare’s day the Moors were known to be great people. The Ethiopeans were cultural giants. It’s only following colonization that sterotypes of a deoragatory nature took hold – to keep everyone in check.
But I’m grateful for this play and the star power behind it. Hope they make it into a movie (which I doubt). I always wanted to see the interracial version of MacBeth that came out almost a decade ago with Alec Baldwin.
Good for them and let’s home more brains open up to diversity.
- Condola Rashad cast in lead role in interracial ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (thegrio.com)
- Orlando Bloom takes a romantic turn in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway (guardian.co.uk)
- Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad To Star In “Romeo & Juliet” (thefrisky.com)
- Orlando Bloom Is Our ROMEO! Heading To Broadway In Interracial Romeo & Juliet!! (perezhilton.com)
- Orlando Bloom: Romeo in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ on Broadway! (justjared.com)
- Condola Rashad in Broadway’s Interracial ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (eurweb.com)
- Orlando Bloom To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Romeo And Juliet’ (deadline.com)
- Orlando Bloom And Condola Rashad To Star In First Interracial Broadway Production Of Romeo And Juliet (eyeoncelebs.com)
- Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad to Star in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Broadway (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)