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Offending the Audience?

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.

Offending the audience? - Kenan Malik

10:43 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Writer Kenan Malik talks on the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Richard Bean

10:42 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Playwright Richard Bean talking on the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Janet Steel

10:42 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Director Janet Steel speaks on the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Stewart Lee

10:41 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Writer and comedian Stewart Lee talks as part of the panel session 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - David Aaronovitch

10:41 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Commentator David Aaronovitch talks as part of the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Question and Answer

10:41 Wed 15 Jul 2009

The question and answer session from the panel discussion 'Offending the audience?'

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