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2015: Who Owns Shakespeare?


Speakers will include:

actors Paterson Joseph and Rakie Ayola (UK),

Jasmine Carmichael and Amad Jackson (USA),

and directors Aleta Chappelle (Romeo and Juliet in Harlem),

Michael Buffong (Artistic Director, Talawa Theatre Company)

and Jatinder Verma (Artistic Director, Tara Arts).

To attend, please register here.


The discussion will be followed at 7.30 by:

Special FREE digital screening of Tara Arts’ production of Macbeth, currently touring the UK. 'Wonderfully vibrant', The Stage.


This event is part of a week-long programme of films and conversations celebrating diversity. Seeing Shakespeare Through Each Other’s Eyes offers a unique opportunity to see how, on stage and screen, radically different social experiences and artistic traditions are shedding new light on the masterpieces at the very heart of ‘British’ culture.
To book for screenings, contact Warwick Arts Centre

29 APRIL 2015, 5pm: Woods Scawen Room, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry


As the climax of the season Shakespeare Through Each Others’ Eyes, we invite you to attend a round table discussion asking – do we need a Multicultural Shakespeare?

Have Shakespeare’s plays and the values they embody become agents of diversity or exclusion?
What obstacles do performers from minority British communities face today?

What are directors and actors of African and Asian descent saying about Shakespeare’s relevance or redundancy?

What can we learn from America?

Shakespeare is the symbolic heart of British culture but - who owns Shakespeare?