Students at the UK’s University of Warwick are spending their lockdown chatting online with elderly people in France, bridging intergenerational and international divides in a time marked by isolation.
The stories of 18th century Caribbean uprisings and Black prisoners held in an English castle will be told a new play by the National Theatre, created as part of a project involving the University of Warwick.
The production forms part of part of a major four-year interdisciplinary project aiming to transform our understanding of theatre during the Napoleonic era by giving a clearer understanding of the complex interplay of art and politics in France at the beginning of the nineteenth century, lead by Dr Katherine Astbury of the University of Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
A new permanent exhibition on Napoleonic prisoners and the theatre they built has been launched Portchester Castle, Hampshire with help from researchers at the University of Warwick – with scenes of an authentic play staged by the prisoners to be performed on the 5-6th August.
Dr Katherine Astbury Associate Professor of French Studies in the University of Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures is calling for amateur actors to take part in a theatrical melodrama on stage in the country’s most complete Georgian playhouse.