British Black and Asian Shakespeare

This film showcases the AHRC funded project, British Black and Asian Shakespeare, which has set out to deliver, a critical history of multicultural Shakespearean performance in 20th-century Britain.

The research is led by Professor Tony Howard at the University of Warwick, who has tracked the development of British Black and Asian actors on the Shakespearean stage from the 1930s to present day.

The film starts by introducing the actor, singer and human rights activist Paul Robeson, whose sensational success playing Othello in London in 1930 paved the way for all the black actors who have followed him.

Publish date Runtime
13/05/2013 8.39