Monday, November 5, 2007

Orson Welles's "Voodoo" Macbeth

Another famous version of Shakespeare's tragedy - this production of the "Federal Theater Project Negro Unit" looks naive, perhaps almost unintentionally racist, today, but in its day (1936) was considered a breakthrough for African-American performers. It also, perhaps not coincidentally, launched the directing career of Orson Welles.

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