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Ah, theatre politics when it comes to casting…
Normally, I don’t say much. Not much point. People like to argue. It’s human nature. And often a huge time loss. But sometimes, there are important topics to ponder and consider.
For me, this one was pretty interesting, as my view changed about three or four times.
It started when I saw a petition online to Woodminster Theatre. The complaint (gripe?) was about their casting of a black woman in the role of an Asian Pacific Islander (API) role (Bloody Mary). The petitioners felt it should only be cast with API actor a
Dunkirk is a story I’d heard repeated times over the years. Study enough WWII history and it appears frequently. In cinema, it was done quite nicely in “Atonement.” But until recently, I doubt John Q. (American) Public had a full idea of what took place many decades ago in northern France.
That’s changed thanks to Nolan’s movie. Since I’d seen the movie and knew a bit about the history, I figured the book would essentially be just more details and stories to fill in the blanks.
And that’s pretty much what it was for me. It&rsqu