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Before Shakespeare Conference, 24-27 August, University of Roehampton

By Callan Davies, Before Shakespeare We’re looking forward to a busy summer of Read Not Deads at Shakespeare’s Globe, a playreading marathon at the Shakespeare Institute, and workshops with The Dolphin’s Back.  Rounding off the dog days is our conference, 24-27 August, at the University of Roehampton. We recently released the schedule on our website and […]

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Doing Shakespeare While Black?

Doing Shakespeare While Black? By Alexa Alice Joubin Race is an uncomfortable but important topic in our age of globalization. In the art and entertainment industry, race is both visible and invisible in various forms of embodiment. After all, actors embody various characters and stories on stage and on screen, drawing attention to, or away […]

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How did they (cast Othello) in Othello

You may remember the character of Othello. Described by many of the other characters in the play as ‘the moor’ or even on one occasion ‘his moorship’, he is called an ‘an old black ram’ with ‘thick lips’ and ‘black Othello’. Some of the characters conclude (rather unfairly) ‘it cannot be that Desdemona will long […]

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