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Sepeario

  • one year ago

In Baz Luhrmann's version of Romeo and Juliet, why is Mercutio portrayed by an African American?

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  1. misssunshinexxoxo
    • one year ago
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    Baz Luhrmann, director of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet," portrayed Mercutio as an African-American gay man. Race & Ethnicity History: Africans have been a part of western and European society for centuries. In Elizabethan England, Africans were commonly slaves and house-servants. They were occasionally featured in stage productions, an occurrence that caused much discontentment among the audience.

  2. sepeario
    • one year ago
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    Thank you very much @misssunshinexxoxo

  3. anonymous
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    hey that's offensive. lol

  4. sepeario
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    it's not offensive, it's based off true tradition and practice.

  5. anonymous
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    just jokin with ya man my name is @tezporter123

  6. sepeario
    • one year ago
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    haha :)

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