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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

New Shakespeare exhibition featuring Warwick research opens in Stratford

A new exhibition, Hear the Ambassadors: The Performance of Diplomacy in the Age of Shakespeare, opened this week in Stratford. A collaboration between the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, it is based on the work of Carol Chillington Rutter, Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies at Warwick.


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