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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.


Founders of London International Festival of Theatre return to University of Warwick for honorary degrees

Theatre producers and champions of the arts Lucy Neal and Rose Fenton emphasised the ‘critical’ role of arts venues in society as they were awarded honorary degrees from the University of Warwick this week.


Actor Rakie Ayola, from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Doctor Who and Holby City receives honorary degree from the University of Warwick

Rakie Ayola has received an honorary degree from the University of Warwick for her work in theatre and as a TV actor as well as her production company which aims to increase ethnic representation in the entertainment industry.


Was Shakespeare the father of the Christmas Special?

For many families, sitting down to watch a Christmas Special is as much a part of the holiday season as the Queen’s Speech, a carol service in the parish church, or a trip to the pantomime.But when did the tradition of a holiday-themed premiere start? Professor Paul Raffield of Warwick Law School argues that the Christmas special can be traced back to the creative mind of William Shakespeare, and specifically the premiere of The Comedy of Errors at Gray’s Inn on 28 December 1594.

Fri 21 Dec 2018, 08:42 | Tags: Christmas, Theatre, Shakespeare, Faculty of Social Science, Law

Warwick academics shortlisted for AHRC Best Doctoral or Early Career Research medal

 

Dr Anna Harpin and Dr Rachel Bennett from the University of Warwick have been shortlisted for the Health Humanities Medal, a new national award led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in association with the Wellcome Trust.

Thu 23 Aug 2018, 16:53 | Tags: Theatre studies, Awards, Theatre, History

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