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|Posted: Sun Jun 30th, 2019 06:32 pm||
in media res
I hope this will help address your question.
Read the review I posted below.
It will demonstrate how, at times some people apparently try to go backwards...a tad. But it is a losing attempt.
I saw this show below...in 1981. It was Stunning. And I'm Irish. Didn't bother me. I loved it.
Review is from 1981 “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in NYC.
This from the end of the Review…in 1981…yes…again...1981:
“The apparently endless CONTROVERSY of whether or not black actors should play so-called white roles should achieve some resolution after Miss Fitzgerald's impressive staging.”
So...Are we going backwards in writing? Who in Theatre is behind promoting going backwards?
So...From the Review…in 1981…yes…1981...below is the final line:
“The apparently endless controversy of whether or not black actors should play so-called white roles should achieve some resolution after Miss Fitzgerald's impressive staging.”
(I love how the reviewer called it on-the-nose: "so-called white roles." In theatre, one can put the phrase "so-called" before every role!)
I think it is a temporary, manufactured, trivial kerfluffle. Created for what purpose? I have no idea.
Also, several years later I saw Jason Robards do the play on Broadway. As well as many other of Robard's in O'Neill plays.