Workshop-performance - Meerut (1931): Anti-imperialism, Agitprop, and the Workers’ Theatre Movement
In association with Creation Theatre, we will be presenting a workshop-performance of Meerut (1931), one of the most important of the Workers’ Theatre Movement’s early agit-prop sketches. Meerut describes the trial and imprisonment of a group of trade union leaders in India through ‘mass declamation’ and was described by Ewan MacColl, founder of the Red Megaphones, as ‘quite the most exciting bit of theatre’ he ever saw. Following the performance, discussion of the play’s context will be led by Nicholas Owen, Associate Professor of Politics.
Date: 2 November 2022, 17:30 (Wednesday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2022)
Venue: The Queen's College, High Street OX1 4AW
Venue Details: Shulman Auditorium
Speaker: Nicholas Owen (Associate Professor of Politics, Oxford)
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Part of: TORCH: Britain and the Soviet Union: Early Cultural Encounters Network
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Laura Spence, Belinda Clark