Why A Theater Director Made A ‘Color-Conscious Choice’ In ‘Virginia Woolf’ Casting

Elizabeth Taylor, (from left) George Segal, Richard Burton and Sandy Dennis starred in the 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee

A small theater in Portland, Ore., cast an African-American actor in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But the Albee estate wouldn’t grant the rights to produce the 1962 play.

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