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re: Time Mag on Non-Jewish Women Playing Jewish Women
Posted by: NewtonUK 04:39 pm EDT 10/07/21
In reply to: Time Mag on Non-Jewish Women Playing Jewish Women - WWriter 04:00 pm EDT 10/07/21

At the end of the day, it's called acting. If you do a Moliere play, can you only hire French Catholics? If one does Uncle Vanya can I only hire Russian actors? A white actor from the Bronx has nothing in common with a Russian today, let alone a 19th Century Russian. Alfred Molina wasn't
a great Tevye - he was very good - he's Spanish/Italian? What could he know of being Jewish, the customs, the history, the pogroms? But he's an actor. he does reserach. He talks to people. He learns. That's what acting is. Just saying ....
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