Shakespeare: Staging the World

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER 2012

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Dates:
19th July 2012 until 25th November 2012
 
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10am - 5.30pm daily, open on Friday until 8.20
 
PRICES
Adults £14 / Under 16s free / 16-18 years, students, unemployed and disabled £12
 

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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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Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
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Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Chinese Adventures (Over 5s)Chinese Adventures (Over 5s)Children's digital workshop.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Chinese Adventures (Over 5s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 11am-4pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Children's digital workshop.
Curator's Introduction To Germany: Memories Of A Nation: LectureCurator's Introduction To Germany: Memories Of A Nation: LectureCurator Barrie Cook presents an illustrated talk.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Today Only
Curator's Introduction To Germany: Memories Of A Nation: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Curator Barrie Cook presents an illustrated talk.
Rome: City And Empire: TalkRome: City And Empire: TalkGiven by Carolyn Perry.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Rome: City And Empire: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Given by Carolyn Perry.
Germany: Memories of a NationGermany: Memories of a NationGermany: Memories of a NationA 1953 Volkswagen Beetle and a porcelain rhino are just some of the many objects from a 600 year period on display at the British Museum's Germany: Memories of a Nation, an exhibition backed by a 30-part BBC Radio 4 series marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Covering a period from the height of the Holy Roman Empire to post25th October 2014Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Germany: Memories of a Nation
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  16th October 2014 to 25th January 2015
VENUE  British Museum 
A 1953 Volkswagen Beetle and a porcelain rhino are just some of the many objects from a 600 year period on display at the British Museum's Germany: Memories of a Nation, an exhibition backed by a 30-part BBC Radio 4 series marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Covering a period from the height of the Holy Roman Empire to post... More about this event
 
Ming: 50 Years That Changed ChinaMing: 50 Years That Changed ChinaMing: 50 Years That Changed ChinaThrough spectacular objects from 15th century China, Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, the blockbuster autumn exhibition at the British Museum focuses on a little explored but spectacular period in the first half of 15th century when China became a global superpower. "There will be many surprises" in the exhibition, according to The Guardian, "in25th October 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
event > Exhibitions
DATES  18th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
VENUE  British Museum 
Through spectacular objects from 15th century China, Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, the blockbuster autumn exhibition at the British Museum focuses on a little explored but spectacular period in the first half of 15th century when China became a global superpower. "There will be many surprises" in the exhibition, according to The Guardian, "in... More about this event
 
Witches and Wicked BodiesWitches and Wicked BodiesWitches and Wicked BodiesCo-curated by artist and writer Deanna Petherbridge, Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum explores the changing depictions in prints and drawings of witches and witchcraft, ranging from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. Artists such as Dürer, Goya and Fuseli were drawn to the rich imagery and mythology of witchcraft from c25th October 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Witches and Wicked Bodies
event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Ancient & Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th September 2014 to 11th January 2015
VENUE  British Museum 
Co-curated by artist and writer Deanna Petherbridge, Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum explores the changing depictions in prints and drawings of witches and witchcraft, ranging from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. Artists such as Dürer, Goya and Fuseli were drawn to the rich imagery and mythology of witchcraft from c... More about this event
 
Exploring Egyptian Mummies: WorkshopExploring Egyptian Mummies: WorkshopExplore digital techniques used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Exploring Egyptian Mummies: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 11.30am-3.30pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Explore digital techniques used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians.
Shadow Puppet Workshop (Ages 7s)Shadow Puppet Workshop (Ages 7s)Children's digital workshop.26th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Shadow Puppet Workshop (Ages 7s)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 26th October 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Children's digital workshop.
Egyptian Photo Booth: Workshop (Over 5s)Egyptian Photo Booth: Workshop (Over 5s)Use technology to play dress-up.26th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Egyptian Photo Booth: Workshop (Over 5s)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 26th October 2014 - 11.30am-3.30pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Use technology to play dress-up.
Art And Commerce: The Prints Of Albrecht Durer: LectureArt And Commerce: The Prints Of Albrecht Durer: LectureGiulia Bartrum, British Museum, looks at how Durer introduced sophisticated Renaissance ideas to his prints.27th October 2014Monday 27th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Art And Commerce: The Prints Of Albrecht Durer: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
DATES  Monday 27th October 2014 - 1.30pm-2.30pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Giulia Bartrum, British Museum, looks at how Durer introduced sophisticated Renaissance ideas to his prints.
 

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 8th November 2014 

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