A life on Stage : how the people of colour see their struggles reflected in Shakespeare's plays

This is a short essay I read in Times magazine a few days ago. It was written by a woman who was born in Uganda and has an Indian background. This woman was rejected by her father because she played Juliet in the famous Shakespearean play. In Africa, South Asia or the Middle East, the people of colour see their struggles reflected in Shakespeare’s play. There are also countless Juliets that hear their own fathers in Capulet’s warning to his daughter:

“And you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend;

An you be not, hag, bet, starve, die in the streets

For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee...“

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