Annual Lecture 2023: Staging Race in Shakespeare’s Theatres

visiting fellow


Public Lecture 2023 with Prof Farah Karim Cooper

Staging Race in Shakespeare’s Theatres


Wednesday 26 April 2023

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Fitzhugh Auditorium, Cohen Quad

Walton Street
United Kingdom


This public lecture will explore racial impersonation and consider the role the archives have played in generating a theatrical history of Renaissance plays. It will ask what role decolonisation has to play in theatre historiography and delve into the materiality and aesthetics of racial impersonation in Shakespeare’s time. A reception with opportunity for book signing will follow the lecture. 

Professor Farah Karim-Cooper is a Humanities Cultural Programme Visiting Fellow for 2022-2023.


Booking required for the lecture and reception - full information to follow.