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    Considering the vast anachronisms in Hamlet, who attended a university not founded until six centuries after the Hamlet of the Danish saga, and was a Christian prince two centuries before Denmark went Christian, I really don't care who plays any of them.

    Even in the history plays, I have seen and enjoyed Paterson Joseph playing the Duke of York in The Hollow Crown, a presentation of the sequence from Richard II through Henry V.

    Also, until we get a North African to play Othello, White people have nothing to complain about when non-Whites play a "traditionally" white part. Preferably we should get someone of at least the stature of Omar Sharif, who notably played a Russian in Doctor Zhivago.

    On a different note, how about Alexander Pushkin's great-grandfather, an African slave named Abram Petrovich Gannibal, who became a General in the Russian army and was elevated to the Russian aristocracy in the 17th century? When he became Christian, Peter the Great was his godfather.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 12:04:19 PM PDT

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