Shakespeare: Staging the World

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER 2012

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19th July 2012†until†25th November 2012
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10am - 5.30pm daily, open on Friday until 8.20
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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
3 minutes walk
Holborn NCP
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Shakespeare: Staging the World
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
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Architectural Association School Of Architecture
London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
The Architectural Association School of Architecture, the UK's oldest school of architecture, was originally set up in 1847 and moved to Bedford Square in 1917. Set ... More
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
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The Great Court Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Shakespeare: Staging the World
International cuisine ... More
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Court Cafe at the British Museum
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Shakespeare: Staging the World
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British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Shakespeare: Staging the World
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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Philomena's Irish Bar
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40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V | 6 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Shakespeare: Staging the World
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More

British Museum events

World Conservation And Exhibitions Centre ToursWorld Conservation And Exhibitions Centre ToursTake a tour of the building.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Today Only
World Conservation And Exhibitions Centre Tours
event > Tours
PRICINGFree, adv booking essential
DATESSaturday 20th September 2014 at 10pm-10.30pm and 11pm-11.30pm & Sunday 21st September 2014 at 12noon-12.30pm and 1pm-1.30pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Take a tour of the building.
Chinese Adventures: Workshop (Over 5s)Chinese Adventures: Workshop (Over 5s)Children's digital workshop.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Chinese Adventures: Workshop (Over 5s)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 20th September 2014 - 11am-4pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Children's digital workshop.
The Architecture Of The British Museum: TalkThe Architecture Of The British Museum: TalkGiven by Margaret O'Brien.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
The Architecture Of The British Museum: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 20th September 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Given by Margaret O'Brien.
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, "in20th September 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
event > Exhibitions
DATES18th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
VENUEBritish 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
Ancient Lives: New DiscoveriesAncient Lives: New DiscoveriesAncient Lives: New DiscoveriesScientific analysis of mummies by the British Museum using procedures such as X-ray and CT scanning has revealed a wealth of information about how individuals lived and died in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. This exhibition will explore stories in the lives of eight mummies, all from a period of 4000 years between 3500BC and 500AD. From a priest to a tem20th September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES22nd May to 30th September 2014
VENUEBritish Museum†
Scientific analysis of mummies by the British Museum using procedures such as X-ray and CT scanning has revealed a wealth of information about how individuals lived and died in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. This exhibition will explore stories in the lives of eight mummies, all from a period of 4000 years between 3500BC and 500AD. From a priest to a tem...†More about this event
Passport To The Afterlife: Workshop (Over 7s)Passport To The Afterlife: Workshop (Over 7s)Use smartphones to follow an augmented reality trail around the Egyptian galleries.20th September 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Passport To The Afterlife: Workshop (Over 7s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 20th September and Saturday 18th October 2014 - 11.30am-3.30pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Use smartphones to follow an augmented reality trail around the Egyptian galleries.
Contemporary Japanese Prints: Noda Tetsuya's 'Diary' SeriesContemporary Japanese Prints: Noda Tetsuya's 'Diary' SeriesPrints spanning the artist's life and career, presenting intimate portraits of his family and the landscapes encountered on his travels.20th September 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Contemporary Japanese Prints: Noda Tetsuya's 'Diary' Series
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Print†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th April to 5th October 2014
VENUEBritish Museum†
Prints spanning the artist's life and career, presenting intimate portraits of his family and the landscapes encountered on his travels.
Gems Of Chinese Painting: A Voyage Along The Yangzi RiverGems Of Chinese Painting: A Voyage Along The Yangzi RiverHistorical paintings and ceramics reflecting the beauty and culture of south-east China.20th September 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Gems Of Chinese Painting: A Voyage Along The Yangzi River
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES3rd April to 31st October 2014
VENUEBritish Museum†
Historical paintings and ceramics reflecting the beauty and culture of south-east China.
Germany Divided: Baselitz And His GenerationGermany Divided: Baselitz And His GenerationMore than 90 drawings and prints highlighting how German art was redefined in the post-war period by Georg Baselitz, Markus Lupertz, Blinky Palermo, AR Penck, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter.20th September 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Germany Divided: Baselitz And His Generation
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATES6th February to 31st October 2014
VENUEBritish Museum†
More than 90 drawings and prints highlighting how German art was redefined in the post-war period by Georg Baselitz, Markus Lupertz, Blinky Palermo, AR Penck, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter.
Manga Comic Workshop (Over 7s)Manga Comic Workshop (Over 7s)Children's digital workshop.21st September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Manga Comic Workshop (Over 7s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 21st September 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Children's digital workshop.

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