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About BBAS


Shakespeare is at the heart of British culture.

The ways we stage Shakespeares’ comedies, histories and tragedies help define our understanding of ourselves.

For over a century brilliant Black and Asian artists have created great performances of these plays.










  Too much of that work is too little known.

BBA Shakespeare

based at Warwick University and originally funded by the AHRC, set out in 2012 to build a database and an oral history archive, and to reach out to audiences and practitioners in Britain's diverse communities - celebrating the past and reflecting the present.

Multicultural artists are at the heart of British culture.