The Open University Event

Tracy Chevalier

Sun 20 Aug 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

£12.00, £10.00

Tracy Chevalier

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Dragging Shakespeare into the 1970s

Girl With a Pearl Earring propelled Tracy Chevalier onto the historical fiction stage and with her latest book, New Boy, she tackles 1970s Washington DC. When a young black boy finds himself in an all-white school, he is desperate to find an ally, a move that triggers resentment and hatred. Chevalier discusses the challenges of transposing the tale of Othello onto a school playground in race-torn America.

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