Shakespeare: Staging the World  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER 2012

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The British Museum has teamed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company this year to gain some insight into the nation's favourite playwright. There's no doubt that his work has dramatically shaped Britain's identity, and the British Museum now go about bringing Shakespeare's London back to life through a series of contemporary performances and a selection of objects from the Museum's impressive collection. Items will include maps, prints, drawings, paintings, armour, coins and medals and they will all be displayed to offer visitors a deeper understanding of the great man, his iconic stories and their continuing context. From Shylock and early modern Jewish culture, to Othello, Africa and the New World. The exhibition arrives as part of the World Shakespeare Festival which runs throughout 2012 and includes a tremendous line-up of events at various venues across the capital.

 

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British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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