Shakespeare: Staging the World

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER 2012

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19th July 2012†until†25th November 2012
OPENING TIMES
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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210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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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
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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
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London Review Bookshop
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14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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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
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The British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Shakespeare: Staging the World
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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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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U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V | 6 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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British Museum
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Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Shakespeare: Staging the World
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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
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Shakespeare: Staging the World
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Flash GordonFlash Gordon3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Now On
Flash Gordon
event > Film Events
PRICINGgeneral admission Free
DATES29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUEBritish Museum†
The Man Who Fell To EarthThe Man Who Fell To EarthThomas Jerome Newton is an alien from the dying planet of Anthea, which desperately needs water to survive a catastrophic drought. In order to raise the money needed to build a spaceship that can ship water from Earth to Anthea, Newton uses his advanced intelligence to patent numerous inventions and establish World Enterprises Corporation. Company 3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Now On
The Man Who Fell To Earth
event > Film Events
PRICINGgeneral admission Free
DATES29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUEBritish Museum†
Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien from the dying planet of Anthea, which desperately needs water to survive a catastrophic drought. In order to raise the money needed to build a spaceship that can ship water from Earth to Anthea, Newton uses his advanced intelligence to patent numerous inventions and establish World Enterprises Corporation. Company
A Parade Of Colours: Japanese Overglaze Enamel Porcelain During The Edo Period: TalkA Parade Of Colours: Japanese Overglaze Enamel Porcelain During The Edo Period: Talk3rd September 2014Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
A Parade Of Colours: Japanese Overglaze Enamel Porcelain During The Edo Period: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESWednesday 3rd September 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
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 tem3rd 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
How To Read Latin Inscriptions: TalkHow To Read Latin Inscriptions: Talk4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
How To Read Latin Inscriptions: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 4th September 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
The Story Of The Harkirk Hoard, 1611: TalkThe Story Of The Harkirk Hoard, 1611: Talk5th September 2014Friday 5th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Story Of The Harkirk Hoard, 1611: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 5th September 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Discover Digital Music: Workshop (Over 7s)Discover Digital Music: Workshop (Over 7s)Children's digital workshop.6th September 2014Saturday 6th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Discover Digital Music: Workshop (Over 7s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 6th September 2014 - 11am-4pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Children's digital workshop.
Pine Trees, Mountains And Water: Miniature Landscapes In Chinese Art: TalkPine Trees, Mountains And Water: Miniature Landscapes In Chinese Art: Talk6th September 2014Saturday 6th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Pine Trees, Mountains And Water: Miniature Landscapes In Chinese Art: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 6th September 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Make Your Own Soundscape: Workshop (Over 7s)Make Your Own Soundscape: Workshop (Over 7s)Children's digital workshop.7th September 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Make Your Own Soundscape: Workshop (Over 7s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 7th September 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
VENUEBritish Museum†
Children's digital workshop.
Mummies (And Daddies And Carers!) View Of Ancient Lives, New DiscoveriesMummies (And Daddies And Carers!) View Of Ancient Lives, New DiscoveriesA chance for parents and carers to visit the exhibition.9th September 2014Tuesday 9th September 2014 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Mummies (And Daddies And Carers!) View Of Ancient Lives, New Discoveries
event > Kids Events
DATESTuesday 9th September 2014 - 10am-12noon
VENUEBritish Museum†
A chance for parents and carers to visit the exhibition.

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12 Bar Club 5 minutes walk from British Museum

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