Kent Slonaker 
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Re: “Speed Dreaming

Other thoughts on the casting: Why was it that all I could hear when Titania took the stage was-

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Posted by Kent Slonaker on 07/06/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Speed Dreaming

I'm sorry, but I feel obligated to wade into this fracas. The critic did NOT question the ability of the actor cast to play Puck. He did wonder how the casting may have been part of the contrived Roosevelt/Spanish-American War conceit. Was it a commentary on Colonialism? The question was begged by the director's staging, not pulled from thin air. I'll add fuel to the fire: set aside the Roosevelt silliness and focus on the dynamic between an older white man giving orders to an always-grinning, mischievous, rustically attired, and mistake-prone henchman of color and THEN ask yourself why no one else living in the former capital of the Confederate States of America who witnessed this at its naissance didn't raise a hand and say "Are we SURE this is how we want to do this?"

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Posted by Kent Slonaker on 06/27/2014 at 7:27 PM

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