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“Early Blackface Fools and Transnational Proto-Racism” (2011–2012)
“Early Blackface Fools and their Legacy” (2009–2010)
Podcast: All Mirth and No Mater
Theater artists and scholars, along with narrator Rebecca Sheir, host of our Shakespeare Unlimited series, take an amusing, sometimes surprising, look at things that were funny in Shakespeare's time, but not so much now—as well as gems of Shakespearean comedy that still sparkle today.