Discover the world through Shakespeare’s eyes and the settings in which he created his infamous literary works. The British Museum is providing a unique opportunity to delve into history, where you can gain an understanding of how the playhouse gave 17th century Londoners an insight into the world beyond London, and how Shakespeare helped to create a significant new sense of national identity.
The exhibition, which is in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company, incorporates artefacts and film for you to immerse yourself and step back into Shakespeare’s time.
Staging the World brings together maps, prints, drawings and paintings, arms and armour, coins, medals and many other amazing objects from around the globe, explored through Shakespeare’s prodigious plays. Tudor London, medieval England and Italy are portrayed, as well as rooms dedicated to themes such as religion and rebellion, and immigrants and outsiders.
Contemporary performance ranges from Royal Shakespeare Company actors performing famous speeches onscreen, selected film screenings, lectures and poetry recitals.
This critically-acclaimed exhibition is not to be missed; a truly unique experience to discover more about the life and world of one of the greatest writers ever to have lived.
Shakespeare: Staging the World runs until 25th November @ British Museum. Tickets £14 / £12 concessions, free for members and under-16s.