Letters to the Museum

The Donkey Character in Shrek

donkey Hi Dr. Pilgrim,

I hope you turn your essays on the website into a book...they are so rich!

Donkey's character in Shrek is now on Broadway here in NY. They chose a man of African-descent to play "Donkey" on stage (Eddie Murphy portrays him in the Hollywood film as you may know)..."Donkey" is a "Coon" caricature, would you agree?

Thomas W. Volscho
Assistant Professor of Sociology
City University of NY-College of Staten Island

-- Sept. 13, 2009



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