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Staging Race and Diversity in the Shakespearean Theatre

Shakespeare and Race

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Monday 13 August, 6.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Tickets£10 (£5 Members / Students) Running time2 hours 15 minutes
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This workshop examines the relationship between staging practices and racial diversity. To what extent do choices about costume, set and lighting either privilege white actors or place actors of colour at a disadvantage? Does staging Shakespeare in historical dress present a challenge to directors and designers when it comes to racial diversity? Actors and scholars come together to experiment, challenge and debate long-held assumptions about the relationship between casting, staging and race.

Scholars: Dr Erika Lin (CUNY) and Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe)