Letter : Wilde card in a play of racial harmony

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Sir: A black Nancy is accepted because audiences can acknowledge that she and Bill could have met and could have become lovers. Try a black Queen Elizabeth I, Victoria or Henry V and you will soon see that audiences are not colour-blind - though they may not be colour-prejudiced.

The context matters. If it doesn't, why can we not see a white actor play Othello - without make-up?

COLIN V YOUNG

Kidderminster,

Hereford and Worcester

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