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Typing Out: a discriminatory practice in the business non-traditional casting (is not traditional) color-blind casting (of different ethnicity) (ex: casting a Caucasian in The Raisin in the Sun ) cross-gendered casing (different gender) [a woman playing a man] Cross Blind Casting Tracers : anyone to be of any ethnicity but Habu (part was specifically for an African- American actor) Game of Love and Chance : Really Doesn’t Matter: race is not an issue. So why not? The Wash: the issues in the play are specifically Asian American, specifically Japanese=American, so casting must be ethnically specific. Judy’s husband: African American So we have to be sensitive to the needs of the play. Why Sensitivity is Required: you can’t just take people of different races and just slap make-up on. We have different pictures in our mind of what we call “blackface” or “yellowface” Sociologist Eugene Wont----- Role segregation: keeps actors separated on the basis of race Role stratification:
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course THEA 100 taught by Professor Munnell during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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