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Shakespeare’s White Others

3:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday 14 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

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Dr David Sterling Brown – a tenured Associate Professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, and a member of the Curatorial Team for The Racial Imaginary Institute, founded by Claudia Rankine – will offer a brief reading from his new Cambridge University Press book entitled Shakespeare’s White Others. Brown’s book was written with a general audience in mind. And it is a useful resource for anyone who wants to learn, by way of Shakespearean drama, about such subjects as performance, sociology, social psychology, Black feminism, sexuality, Black male studies, critical race studies, anti-Blackness, mental health, domestic violence, trauma and more.

Following the reading, Brown will give a brief tour of his innovative virtual-reality art gallery and its inaugural exhibition entitled Visualizing Race Virtually, which were supported by the Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies. Featuring 39 pieces of artwork from the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library, the virtual-reality exhibition complements Brown’s Cambridge University Press book, and offers resources that enable the general public to learn about Shakespeare and race – Brown’s primary areas of scholarly expertise.

Finally, following the reading and art gallery demonstration, Brown will engage with audience members in a Q&A session.

Shakespeare’s White Others is available to buy now at:

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Exhibition, Talk
Timing: Live Stream, Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 1000
Theme: Society
Accessibility: Closed Captions, Transcript

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