The exhibition will explore London's emergence as a world city in 1612, through the lens of Shakespeare's plays. It will use objects, quotes and performance to show how the playhouse gave everyday people a glimpse of the world beyond our shores, and how Shakespeare contributed to our national identity.
"Shakespeare's Theatre of the World" will form part of the London 2012 Festival and World Shakespeare Festival, which will run concurrent with the London 2012 Olympics.
The British Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world, housing a vast collection of over seven million objects from every period of human history. The objects come from every continent and include pieces from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Africa and the Americas.
DON – “Wow. One of the greatest museums in the world, and that is no mere hyperbole. The exhibits in this museum span the whole breadth of human history, but my favbourites have to be the monumental statues from the ancient world. Ta… more”
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