Memorial 2007. Mental Slavery: Lessons from the Life of Anton Wilhelm Amo 18th Century African Scholar

Memorial 2007. Mental Slavery: Lessons from the Life of Anton Wilhelm Amo 18th Century African Scholar
Date
05 Dec 2017, 18:30 to 05 Dec 2017, 20:30
Type
Lecture
Venue
The Chancellor's Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Mr Hugh Quarshie, Royal Shakespeare Company

Hugh Quarshie was born in Ghana and came as a child to the UK shortly after independence in 1957.  He was educated in Cheltenham, read PPE at Christ Church, Oxford and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of East Anglia in 2017.

After a brief flirtation with journalism, he settled on an acting career.  He gained some distinction with performances at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and the Royal National Theatre.  His film roles have included The Dogs of War, Highlander, Star Wars-The Phantom Menace and The Murder of Stephen Lawrence.  He is probably best known for his leading role in the award winning BBC medical drama Holby City in which he has successfully impersonated a surgical consultant for the last 15 years.

He is the author of a seminal essay, Second Thoughts about Othello in which he dared to suggest that Black actors should perhaps not attempt the role for fear of reinforcing a racist stereotype.  He concluded that they should because only thus would the stereotype be exposed and challenged.

Registration is at 6.30pm with the lecture at 7pm.

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