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British Black and Asian Shakespeare

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Against Prejudice: A Celebration of Ira Aldridge, 19 September 2017.

A celebration 150 years after his death at Shakespeare's Globe.

BBAS Guest Blog

Diverse casting & The Wars of the Roses


Past & present


Shakespeare Performance Database

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Including In Robeson's Footsteps at the Tricycle!

The project

Multicultural Shakespeare: 1930-2010 is a major AHRC-funded research project (PDF Document) which aims to map the history of non-white actors' and directors' growing role in British cultural lifeover several generations - by examining their involvement in the performance and re-interpretation of Shakespeare's plays. British Black and Asian Shakespeare (BBA Shakespeare) stands at the symbolic heart of British culture.

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