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A National Narrative?

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 Narrative? - Michael Boyd

10:48 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, speaks on the panel discussion 'A National Narrative?'

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A National Narrative? - Howard Brenton

10:48 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Playwright Howard Brenton speaking on the discussion panel 'A National Narrative?'

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A National Narrative? - Barrie Rutter

10:48 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Barrie Rutter, Director and actor, talks on the panel discussion 'A National Narrative?'

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A National Narrative? - Question and Answer

10:47 Wed 15 Jul 2009

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

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