Prof Tony Howard - Shakespeare and the Refugees
A new film of Shakespeare's great speech opposing prejudice. Filmed in Leeds for BBAShakespeare and Prof Tony Howard.
Working with the director Peter Trifunovic, Professor Tony Howard (English Department/Warwick's Multicultural Shakespeare Project) has put together a short film which takes speeches believed to be by Shakespeare and transplants them to a pub in Leeds today. Across the centuries, it speaks powerfully about intolerance and the refugee crisis - during Refugee Week 2018.
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Please watch and Spread The Words.
This new film based on a four hundred year old speech shows fear of immigration is nothing new.
In 1517 anti-immigrant riots broke out in London. Thomas More, then a deputy Sheriff of the city, intervened.
Decades later William Shakespeare wrote a speech for the play 'Sir Thomas More', in which More defended asylum seekers - 'the strangers'.