Monday, November 29, 2004

Wilson Controversy

Wilson apparently made a speech in 1997 that was quite controversial. He said that there should be black theaters and was against "color-blind" casting. It made a claim that an all-black production of Death of a Salesman would be wrong. This is controversial because it seems to be against desegregation, instead stating that theater needs to be separate because the output of black playwrights comes from black experience and vice-versa and that these these need to be exhibited differently and can not coexist under one roof. These are some articles published around the time of the controversy.


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