CMT Exhibition Space: Something New: Shakespeare in Eastern Africa

“Something New: Shakespeare in Eastern Africa” is an exhibition with just a few tantalizing samples of the extraordinary Shakespearean stories, texts, and events that have formed part of East African history over the past century and a half. Shakespearean works accompanied Victorian expeditions into the interior as their only reading, were among the first printed texts in Swahili, served as the backbone of a newly recovered theatrical culture in Mombasa, and were read, translated and performed by freedom fighters, leaders of independent nations, and prisoners of war. This exhibition charts the rich and strange transformation of Shakespeare in just one of the many parts of the globe that have made him theirs.

You can see this exhibition on the first floor landing of the English Faculty Building.

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