BBAS film for Refugee Week 2018: The Strangers' Case by Shakespeare
June 20 2018 - The Strangers' Case released!
Speeches by William Shakespeare, from the suppressed play Sir Thomas More, provide the word for a powerful short film directed by Peter Trifunovic, and featuring Ibrahim Knight as Sir Thomas More. It's co-produced with Tony Howard and presented by BBAShakespeare and the University of Warwick.
This week, 18-24 June 2018, has been Refugee Week in the UK . This is its twentieth year, timed to coincide with the worldwide Refugee Day, 20 June. The need to remember the plight of refugees is more acute than it has ever been.
‘Imagine that you see the wretched strangers,
Their babies at their backs and their poor luggage,
Plodding to the ports and coasts for transportation.’
Say now the king
Should so much come too short of your great trespass
As but to banish you, whither would you go?
What country, by the nature of your error,
Should give you harbour? go you to France or Flanders,
To any German province, to Spain or Portugal,
Nay, any where that not adheres to England,
Why, you must needs be strangers: would you be pleased
To find a nation of such barbarous temper,
That, breaking out in hideous violence,
Would not afford you an abode on earth.