Peter Erickson: Black dramatists on Black actors

Jan. 4 Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published “Black Characters in Search of an Author: Black Plays on Black Performers of Shakespeare” in the collection Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (Palgrave, 2010).  This article examines the varied critical perspectives generated when contemporary black dramatists focus on Shakespearean performances by black actors.