Letter:Colour blind

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The Independent Online
Sir: As a teacher involved with the annual Nativity play, I hadn't realised how ground-breaking our productions were ("Black into white makes theatre history", 19 September). We regularly have black Marys, Asian Josephs and shepherds and kings of every "colour" and of either sex.

The children never had any problems with this as they were acting, ie pretending to be someone they were not. How strange that adults should have such difficulty coming to terms with a concept so easily understood by five- to seven-year-olds.


High Bentham, North Yorkshire