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How A Black Actor Grapples With Race Issues In Shakespeare, And In America04:42
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Keith Hamilton Cobb, performing in "American Moor," in Boston. (Courtesy Chris Lang)
Keith Hamilton Cobb, performing in "American Moor," in Boston. (Courtesy Chris Lang)
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Characters with dark skin are a minority in William Shakespeare's plays. For a black actor craving Shakespearean roles, it can be frustrating.

TV and stage actor Keith Hamilton Cobb has pulled from that feeling for his piece of personal theater, "American Moor," showing in Boston through Saturday, Aug. 12. On stage he wrestles with race issues in his life, his industry and in America at large through the lens of Othello.

This segment aired on August 8, 2017.

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