Marking Black History Month October 2016 with stories about actors past and present.

The story of Paul Robeson

The story of Paul Robeson

31 October 2016

The story of Paul Robeson rounds off Black History Month 2016

The story of Edric Connor

The story of Edric Connor

31 October 2016

The first black actor to perform in the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Natalie Simpson: living as a chameleon

Natalie Simpson: living as a chameleon

25 October 2016

I didn't grow up identifying as black, or indeed white, so I can't help feeling like a fraud when pushed to say something smart about being either one

Ray Fearon: I just wanted to play the part

Ray Fearon: I just wanted to play the part

24 October 2016

Ever since I was a young actor I wanted to be at the RSC

Josette Simon

Josette Simon

20 October 2016

At drama school I remember being told I shouldn’t get my hopes up; they didn’t want me to be disappointed about not getting classical parts because I was black

Chu Omamabala: a landmark in my life

Chu Omamabala: a landmark in my life

17 October 2016

I've been in three RSC productions, two of them national tours. I've seen more of the UK, through those tours than I have from any other activity

Tanya Moodie: second to none

Tanya Moodie: second to none

13 October 2016

I began rehearsals for the 94-95 season just months after graduating from RADA

The story of Ira Aldridge

The story of Ira Aldridge

11 October 2016

The story of Ira Aldridge, one of the first black actors known for Shakespearean roles

Clarence Smith: every day is an historical day

Clarence Smith: every day is an historical day

10 October 2016

So in 1990, having rocked up from Brixton, South London to spend two months acclimatising in Stratford-upon-Avon, I found myself wondering what I was doing here

Mercy Ojelade: making my RSC debut

Mercy Ojelade: making my RSC debut

3 October 2016

Quite like the first day of a new school. Nervous, excited and probably in the wrong place...

Hugh Quarshie: the RSC and me

Hugh Quarshie: the RSC and me

3 October 2016

I was elated to be asked to join the RSC in 1981 - I was proud to be following in the footsteps of the black actors who had recently preceded me

Hamlet 2016 DVD

Hamlet 2016 DVD

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