Immigration, Assimilation, Ethnicity and All That Jazz

Non-Traditional Casting at the Stratford Festival

Posted by chinesecanuck on May 28, 2008

Romeo and Juliet opened at the Stratford Festival yesterday. Juliet is played by Nikki M. James (she is also Anika Noni Rose’s replacement in Caesar and Cleopatra, which will open later this summer), who is black and Gareth Potter (white), plays Romeo.

You don’t usually see this sort of thing at the very traditional Stratford Festvial.

Toronto Star review of Romeo and Juliet


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