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I think the play itself, production and performance should be of primary concern rather than race as race was implied and interpreted differently for many productions. Othello "For I am black" he says. but to the degree differs widely. Olivier's performance was wonderful. His posture and delivery are excellently acted in my opinion. Many fine actors have played the title part including Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Paul Robeson and Richard Burbage. All of these actors have very interesting personal histories especially Paul Robeson. I hope everyone will enjoy this worthwhile production.
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Remember, the Romans and Spanish did their share of pillaging, raping, and conquering...just saying...
Why Did Moor Mean Having To Be In Blackface
Olivier apparently went by stereotype of the Moors being black-skinned because of being from North Africa,which I find offensive,since they raped and killed many in my homeland of Sicily/Spain.Otherwise I would rather pay more attention whenthis movie playing.The Moors were Tunisian,Algerian,Morroccan,?Egyptian,Libyan,not from deepest,darkest Africa.