The Multicultural Shakespeare Project at Warwick University

16th January 2016

Globe Hamlet at Kourion Amphitheatre, Cyprus_5 July 2014 © 2014 Helena Miscioscia
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INTERVIEW: DR JAMI ROGERS. Suman Bhuchar talks to the Research Assistant and Honorary Fellow of the Multicultural Shakespeare project, Warwick University who has worked on compiling a database celebrating Black and Asian performances of Shakespeare from 1932 to the present day. Her number crunching has turned up some interesting statistics, reveals watershed moments and exposes an ongoing lack of diversity. Recorded:  30-12-2015; launch event 15 Jan 2016 at the Tricycle ‘In Robeson’s Footsteps’. British Black and Asian Performance database.

“I think 1984 was a watershed year because you get regional theatre being very proactive in casting minority ethnic performers in productions.”