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A National Theatre?

Under Labour, the arts were charged with challenging social exclusion, celebrating diversity and reasserting Britishness. But is there a contradiction between diversity and national identity? Should theatre foster cohesion or challenge it? If multiculturalism is dead, should theatre be promoting it? Is the theatre’s role to encourage tolerance or provoke outrage? This two-day conference at Warwick Arts Centre, debated theatre’s relationship with the community, with identity politics, with the emergent nationalisms of Scotland and Wales, multiculturalism and our national history.

A National Theatre? - Richard Eyre

10:40 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Theatre and film director Richard Eyre speaking as part of the panel discussion 'A National Theatre?'

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A National Theatre? - Vicky Featherstone

10:38 Wed 15 Jul 2009

National Theatre of Scotland Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone speaking as part of the panel discussion 'A National Theatre?'

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A National Theatre? - Jude Kelly

10:38 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Jude Kelly, hair of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, talking as part of the panel discussion 'A National Theatre?'

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A National Theatre? - Question and Answer

10:37 Wed 15 Jul 2009

The question and answer session from the panel discussion 'A National Theatre?'

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