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Join the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, 1-15 JUNE. Free and Online

Join the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance EQUALITY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL!

This free online series of events, hosted by the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, explores themes relating to race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, the environment and cross-cultural cooperation across social, disciplinary and national divides.

Register here for access to all the events and bonus recordings (plus access to recordings of the whole Festival) or search for ‘Equality Shakespeare Festival’ on Eventbrite:

Still to come (timings represent UK times):

Wednesday 1 June: Shakespeare for Social Justice: Breaking Down Barriers, Dismantling Stereotypes, Challenging Prejudices

14:30-15:30: Creating the Beyond the Walls Theatre Company, working with ex-prisoners, with Dr Rowan Mackenzie and Chris Lynam.
16:00-17:00: Shakespeare, Race and Social Justice panel with Dr Trevor Boffone, Dr Matthieu Chapman, Dr Carla Della Gatta, Professor Chris Thurman and Professor Sandra Young.
17:30-18:30: Giving a Voice to Shakespeare’s Women: The ‘Shakespeare (She/Her)’ Project with Three Chairs and a Hat production company.

Wednesday 8 June: Shakespeare and Disability: Uncovering Hidden Histories, Changing Perceptions, Increasing Accessibility (BSL Interpreted)

15:00-16:00: Shakespeare and Disability, with Professor Tom Shakespeare, Phillipa Vincent-Connolly, and Dr Katherine Schaap Williams.
18:00-19:00: Signing Shakespeare: The Teaching Shakespeare to D/deaf Children Project, with Dr Tracy Irish and Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall.

Wednesday 15 June – Equalities on Page, Stage and Screen: Race, Sexuality, Ecology
13:00-14:00: MAWA Theatre Company; The UK’s First All Black All-Female Shakespeare Theatre Company Representing Women of the African Diaspora.

14:30-15:30: Shakespeare and Bisexuality with Professor Sir Stanley Wells and Dr Paul Edmondson.
16:00-17:00: Shakespearean Environmentalism and Ecology: Shakespeare in Yosemite, with Dr Katie Steel Brokaw and Professor Paul Prescott.

The Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance – A Shakespeare Network Without Limits
@BordersAlliance #ShaxBBA @DrCLaoutaris

Co-Chairs of the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance (in alphabetical order):
Professor Michael Dobson, Director of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Dr Chris Laoutaris, Associate Professor at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Dr Rowan Mackenzie, Artistic Director of Shakespeare UnBard

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