British Museum opens William Shakespeare exhibition

. July 19, 2012 . 0 Comments

The British Museum presents a new William Shakespeare exhibition in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company on view 19 July – 25 November 2012.

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.

Admission charge £14 plus a range of concessions. Tickets can be booked online at britishmuseum.org or 020 7323 8181. Opening hours 10.00–17.30 Saturday to Thursday and 10.00–20.30 Fridays

Category: Antiquities

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