San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper
How to make Shakespeare immersive
World premiere of Marcus Gardley’s San Francisco-set modern-verse translation of ‘King Lear’
By Cecil Brown | September 26, 2022
In his own words in 1979, James Baldwin spoke about his experiences as a Black writer with the civil rights movement. The speech took place at the University of California, Berkeley.
“I’m going to improvise like a writer on some assumptions. And though I feel a little uneasy in doing this, in saying this, nevertheless, what a writer is obliged at some point to realize is that he’s involved in a language which he has to change.”