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All Together Now: British Theatre after Multiculturalism

Under Labour, the arts were charged with challenging social exclusion, celebrating diversity and reasserting Britishness. But is there a contradiction between diversity and national identity? Should theatre foster cohesion or challenge it? If multiculturalism is dead, should theatre be promoting it? Is the theatre’s role to encourage tolerance or provoke outrage?

This two-day conference at Warwick Arts Centre, debated theatre’s relationship with the community, with identity politics, with the emergent nationalisms of Scotland and Wales, multiculturalism and our national history.

This conference was produced in partnerhsip with the British Theatre Consortium with support from the University of Warwick and Royal Hollaway.

A National Narrative? - Michael Boyd

09:54, Wed 15 Jul 2009

Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, speaks on the panel discussion 'A National Narrative?'

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A National Narrative? - Howard Brenton

09:52, Wed 15 Jul 2009

Playwright Howard Brenton speaking on the discussion panel 'A National Narrative?'

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A National Narrative? - Barrie Rutter

09:51, Wed 15 Jul 2009

Barrie Rutter, Director and actor, talks on the panel discussion 'A National Narrative?'

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A National Narrative? - Question and Answer

09:49, Wed 15 Jul 2009

The question and answer session from the panel discussion 'A National Narrative?'

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Access Schmaccess - David Edgar

09:48, Wed 15 Jul 2009

David Edgar talks on the panel discussion 'Access Schmaccess'.

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Access Schmaccess - Barabara Matthews

09:42, Wed 15 Jul 2009

Barbara Matthews, Arts Council of England, speaks as part of the panel discussion 'Access Schmaccess'.

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Access Schmaccess - Mark Lawson

09:35, Wed 15 Jul 2009

Commentator Mark Lawson talks on the panel discussion Access Schmaccess.

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Access Schmaccess - Question and Answer

17:30, Tue 14 Jul 2009

The question and answer session from the panel discussion 'Access Schmaccess'.

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Mistaken Identity? - Natalie Wilson

17:29, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Director Natalie Wilson speaks on the panel discussion 'Mistaken Identity?'

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Mistaken Identity? - Ashmeed Sohoye

17:28, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Playwright Ashmeed Sohoye talks on the panel discussion 'Mistaken Identity?'

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Mistaken Identity? - Lynette Goddard

17:27, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Academic and writer Lynette Goddard talks on the panel discussion 'Mistaken Identity?'

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Mistaken Identity? - Alia Bano

17:26, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Playwright Alia Bano discusses the idea of 'Mistaken Identity?'

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Mistaken Identity? - Question and Answer

17:25, Tue 14 Jul 2009

The question and answer session from the panel discussion 'Mistaken Identity?'

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Offending the audience? - Kenan Malik

17:24, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Writer Kenan Malik talks on the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Richard Bean

17:22, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Playwright Richard Bean talking on the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Janet Steel

17:21, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Director Janet Steel speaks on the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Stewart Lee

17:20, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Writer and comedian Stewart Lee talks as part of the panel session 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - David Aaronovitch

17:18, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Commentator David Aaronovitch talks as part of the panel discussion 'Offending the Audience?'

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Offending the audience? - Question and Answer

17:17, Tue 14 Jul 2009

The question and answer session from the panel discussion 'Offending the audience?'

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A National Theatre? - Richard Eyre

17:15, Tue 14 Jul 2009

Theatre and film director Richard Eyre speaking as part of the panel discussion 'A National Theatre?'

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All Together Now: British Theatre after Multiculturalism