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I am the second

Shakespeare productions are become more diverse amid a global racial awakening

Shakespeare productions, from The Globe in London to community farmworker theaters in rural America, are embracing diverse casting to retell the Bard's dramas and comedies while confronting issues around race.

Why it matters: Shakespeare's plays, with their contradictory messages on race and ethnicity, have sometimes featured Black and Latino roles. But now, classical theater companies are experimenting with more diverse actors amid a reckoning following the death of George Floyd.

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