Brexit Stage Left

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Brexit Stage Left is a British Academy funded project examining the lack of contemporary European plays on British stages in the run-up to Brexit.

Contemporary European plays in translation are a rarity on British stages. They make up less than 1% of UK theatre productions. This project brings together researchers, theatre professionals and theatre audiences to reflect on the reasons for this absence.

The project includes a week-long festival of readings of new European plays at The Yard and a two-day conference at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in January 2019.

 
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Brexit Stage Left is a British Academy funded project examining the lack of contemporary European plays on British stages in the run-up to Brexit.

Contemporary European plays in translation are a rarity on British stages. They make up less than 1% of UK theatre productions. This project brings together researchers, theatre professionals and theatre audiences to reflect on the reasons for this absence.

The project included a week-long festival of readings of new European plays at The Yard and a two-day conference at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in January 2019.

This project is supported by the British Academy, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Goethe Institut and Eurodram.

 
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