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Shakespeare and Black History - Rediscovering the Stars

Warwick University present

Shakespeare and Black History - Rediscovering the Stars

Wednesday 28 October

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Produced by Warwick University
  • Tickets: Free, but please book a ticket

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Tony Howard (Warwick University, The Multicultural Shakespeare Project) celebrates Black performers’ crucial but undervalued contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare – the greatest cultural symbol of ‘Britishness’.

At the Belgrade’s B2 theatre, he will introduce To Tell My Story, the acclaimed photographic exhibition which has toured the country, highlighting the work of Paul Robeson, Cleo Laine, Adrian Lester, Hugh Quarshie, Josette Simon, Akala and many, many others.

And he will tell the extraordinary story of where it all began: In 1828, at the height of the fight to abolish slavery, the great African American actor Ira Aldridge became the manager of the Coventry Theatre.

Wed 28 Oct 6:00pm
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