Gresham College: Shakespeare, Race and Performance

A lecture as part of Gresham College's Black History Month series.

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A female actor holds a male actor's face in a production of Shak

How do Shakespeare's familiar plays Othello and Romeo and Juliet reflect the early modern preoccupation with race and emerging concepts of colour-based racism? How do these ideas play out in early modern as well as in contemporary performance?

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