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Alexander Douglas Thom

Alexander Douglas Thom

Alexander Douglas Thom is an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded doctoral student at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. His research focuses on Renaissance drama, philosophies of self, and the cultural histories of banishment.

White Pearl (Royal Court Theatre)

ABR Arts 20 May 2019
An explicitly racist advertisement for a skin-whitening treatment, the eponymous White Pearl cream, has gone viral. The pastel offices of ClearDay – the Singaporean cosmetics company behind the ad – become the backdrop for a disastrous attempt at damage control. Presided over by manager Priya Singh (a vigorous performance by Farzana Dua Elahe), ClearDay’s publicity crisis becomes the crucibl ... (read more)