German theater blackface (1)

Race, Guilt and Innocence: Facing Blackfacing in Contemporary German Theater  

Source: project Muse Author: Katrin Sieg Abstract In the spring of 2012, the use of blackface/blackfacing in German theater, long an unremarked-upon practice, became the object of public protest, and prompted heated debates about the politics of race and representation. Through a discussion of the Deutsches Theater’s production of Unschuld (Innocence) by Dea Loher, which stirred…