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Readership: Students and scholars of Shakespeare studies; race and ethnicity studies; and theatre practitioners,
Ayanna Thompson, Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University
Ayanna Thompson is Associate Professor of English and Women & Gender Studies at Arizona State University. She is the editor of Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race and Performance (Routledge, 2006).
1: Introduction: The Passing Strangeness of Shakespeare in America
2: Universalism: Two Films that Brush with the Bard, Suture and Bringing Down the House
3: Essentialism: Meditations Inspired by Farrukh Dondy's novel Black Swan
4: Multiculturalism: The Classics, Casting, and Confusion
5: Original(ity): Othello and Blackface
6: Reform: Redefining Authenticity in Shakespeare Reform Programs
7: Archives: Classroom-Inspired Performance Videos on YouTube
8: Conclusion: Passing Race and Passing Shakespeare in Peter Sellars's Othello