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Access Schmaccess

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.

Access Schmaccess - David Edgar

10:47 Wed 15 Jul 2009

David Edgar talks on the panel discussion 'Access Schmaccess'.

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Access Schmaccess - Barabara Matthews

10:47 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Barbara Matthews, Arts Council of England, speaks as part of the panel discussion 'Access Schmaccess'.

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Access Schmaccess - Mark Lawson

10:46 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Commentator Mark Lawson talks on the panel discussion Access Schmaccess.

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Access Schmaccess - Question and Answer

10:46 Wed 15 Jul 2009

The question and answer session from the panel discussion 'Access Schmaccess'.

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