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Subject: Re: Politically Incorrect "Nixon" - HGO response
From: Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:28:59 -0700
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There is a caveat here. The Gershwin Estate forbids whites from appearing in Porgy in the USA but not in Europe or Asia.  I think the prohibition only applies to the US. 

Donald 

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> On Jan 25, 2017, at 23:00, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> The Gershwin estate actually forbids it. That's the only such example I'm aware of. 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:31:00 -0500, Richard Maynard Wilson <[log in to unmask]> 
> wrote:
> 
>> And how about white singers cast in the roles of Porgy and Bess - unthinkable?
>> 
>>> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:08:08 -0500, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Ah - but if this discussion were instead about casting an African American
>> baritone as Nixon 
>>> (or similarly a black singer as Pat - or maybe even a Chinese singer in
>> either of those roles), 
>>> would the responses be different? I bet for some people that would be a
>> huge problem. Just 
>>> sayin'...
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:24:10 -0700, Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]> 
> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Race doesn't or should not matter.  Period.
>> 
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