In 1930, singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson made history by playing Othello. An exhibition, performance and discussion will draw from this dramatic moment – a black performer on a white stage, confronting prejudice. After dozens of interviews with BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) actors and directors, and joining forces with Birmingham’s The Drum, Warwick University’s Multicultural Shakespeare project presents an exhibition and a drama documentary, where three of today’s leading performers speak the pioneers’ words – and their own.
This event is part of Being Human, A Festival of the Humanities 2015, which showcases how the latest humanities research taking place in British universities adds to our understanding of what it means to be human.
The exhibition ‘To tell My Story’ will be at The Drum throughout the Being Human Festival 12 to 29 November.