A conversation about Shakespeare: With Chris White and Jerome De Silva

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As part of the Shakespeare Lives Programme to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, British Council Arts is bringing out Chris White, Associate Practitioner for the Royal Shakespeare Company, as one of the judges for this years Shakespeare Drama Competition finals.

Chris will also be part of a moderated discussion with Smriti Daniel about Shakespeare and theatre in the UK. He will be joined by The Workshop Players Artistic Director Jerome de Silva, who this year brought free outdoor Shakespeare performances to Sri Lankan audiences for the first time wtih Shakespeare in the Park.

Chris has worked with teachers and theatre practitioners on Shakespeare projects across the UK and in India, China and the U.S. Chris directed Trouble and Wonder at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre as part of their Spanish Golden Age Season when he was Assistant Director for the RSC .

As a theatre director Chris specialises in new writing, Shakespeare and international collaborations. His recent productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing; Scenes from 68 Years, Arcola, London; I Burn, I Pine, I Perish, Belgrade, Coventry; Fewer Emergencies, Teatro Litta, Milan; Hard Places, Prithvi, Mumbai; The Truth, La Virgule, Lille. The event will take place at the British Council Library.

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