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Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ contains timeless themes around resistance and colonialism. Here in an engraving by Benjamin Smith based on a painting by George Romney of Act I, Scene 1 of ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare. (Benjamin Smith/George Romney/ Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division /pga.03317)

Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ explores colonialism, resistance and liberation

Actors and theatre scholars seek to understand how 'The Tempest' could have been used by both European colonialists and also by advocates of resistance.
Quebec theatre director Robert Lepage’s play SLĀV was cancelled in Montreal after accusations of racial insensitivity because it featured few Black actors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

‘I don’t see race’ and other white lies

A recent controversy surrounding Québec director Robert Lepage has had some people claiming to be colour-blind when in comes to race. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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