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Anti-Racist Shakespeare: Henry VIII 2022

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Our free Anti-Racist Shakespeare webinars bring you a range of perspectives from scholars and artists about Shakespeare’s plays and how they engage with the topics of race and identity.

In this webinar, Globe scholars will be joined by theatre artists and scholars to discuss race and social justice in Henry VIII.

Our guest speakers are our 2022 Resident Writer, Hannah Khalil, who collaborated with Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s play for this season’s version of Henry VIII, and Mira Kafantaris, Assistant Professor of English at Butler University, who specialises in Premodern Critical Race Studies, Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture.

The discussion will be chaired by the Globe’s Head of Research, Dr Will Tosh.

You will need to register in advance to receive a link to attend the live Zoom webinar. The event is open to all and you do not need to be a ticket holder for the production.

This event is generously sponsored by Cambridge University Press. Browse a selection of their books in our shop.


 Free registration

 This event takes place online via Zoom

 Running time approximately 1 hour

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Terms and conditions

Part of Summer 2022 and Anti-Racist Shakespeare



Be sure to register in advance – you will need to do this in order to receive the link.

You will receive an email the day before the webinar date with your link to access it.

You will also be able to access this link via the digital events page once you log in to your account.

You may need to refresh the link after the start time. You will also need to click the play button seen on the page.

You have the option to watch with English subtitles – use toggle at the bottom of the player.

Performance times are displayed in Greenwich Mean Time.

You will need a good, reliable internet connection.

Webinars are live and will be recorded don’t miss the start time.