We continue this week with William Shakespeare.
Have Black Actors acted Shakespeare?
Of course they have.
The Most Obvious Role, of course, would be the Moor himself, Othello.
Paul Robeson was the first Black American to play Othello on the American stage.
Willard White as Othello
Laurence Fishburne as Othello
A more modern version – ‘ O ‘ starring Mekhi Phifer