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UK students and French senior citizens beat loneliness in lockdown together

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.

Caribbean uprisings and Black prisoners of war inspire new play

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.

Authentic Napoleonic play to be staged at Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal

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.

Mon 21 Aug 2017, 14:32 | Tags: Modern Languages, French studies, research, Theatre

Napoleonic play extracts return to original Portchester Castle theatre, alongside new exhibition

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.

Tue 01 Aug 2017, 09:01 | Tags: University of Warwick, Modern Languages, French studies, Theatre

Researchers offer opportunity to re-enact history in unique Georgian playhouse

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.

Historical writing explored at Warwick Words History Festival

Warwick Words History festival will showcase three University of Warwick academics in venues around the historic town of Warwick.