13 – 19 November 2017

In Robeson’s Footsteps: To be or not to be?

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.

Booking details

There is no need to book in advance.

Cost to attend

There is no charge to attend.
Thursday 12 Nov 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Warwick University English Department
The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU
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