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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: September 2020

Through a Glass Darkly: Sophie Okonedo’s Margaret as Racial Other in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses


This essay presents a case for the importance of seeing race in the nontraditional casting of Shakespeare’s English histories, as exemplified by the presence of Nigerian-British actress Sophie Okonedo as Margaret of Anjou in the BBC’s The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.

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