by William Shakespeare
How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted
In states unborn and accents yet
Sage and seer though he was, Shakespeare could not have guessed at the prophetic accuracy of his own lines or have foreseen that in 1979 they would be spoken in the accents of Manhattan's black and Spanish Harlem. As always, genius defies augury.
With the audacity of the venturesome, Joseph Papp has assembled a black-Hispanic acting troupe, and its debut production is Julius Caesar. In the U.S. the problem of...