21 Truly Fascinating Facts That Sent Me Down Several Rabbit Holes This Week

21 Truly Fascinating Facts That Sent Me Down Several Rabbit Holes This Week

The show, which is often called “Voodoo Macbeth,” faced immense criticism when it was announced. Members of the Black community thought that Welles was going to make a mockery of them, while major Shakespeare fans thought Welles’ casting choices mocked the original play. Welles proved all of the naysayers wrong after the play debuted to rave reviews and went on for a sold-out 10-week run. In 1982, Welles called the play “the greatest achievement of my life,” because the show successfully integrated the theater during its run. “Everybody who was anybody in the black or white world was there,” he told the BBC. “And when the play ended there were so many curtain calls that finally they left the curtain open, and the audience came up on the stage to congratulate the actors. And that was magical.”