Shakespeare Exhibition, British Museum, London
Shakespeare Exhibition, British Museum, London

The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The exhibition provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city, seen through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare’s plays. It also explores the pivotal role of the playhouse as a window to the world outside London, and the playwright’s importance in shaping a new sense of
national identity.

London as it was around 400 years ago is brought to life through contemporary performance and amazing objects drawn from the Museum’s collection and across Europe. Maps, prints, drawings and paintings, arms and armour, coins, medals and other intriguing objects are all examined through the lens of Shakespeare’s plays.

Part of the World Shakespeare Festival which is part of London 2012 Festival.

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Location
British Museum
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Address
British Museum
Great Russell St
Bloomsbury
London
WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom
Phone
+44 (0) 7323 8299
Website
www.britishmuseum.org

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