So this exhibition at the British Musuem seems timely. Visitors are invited to walk through a series of themed rooms which explore the relationship between the plays and the world that Shakespeare would have known. Specially commissioned videos of well-known actors performing Shakespearean soliloquies are interspersed among the swords, maps, paintings, bear skulls, witches’ charms and other renaissance relics.
Although at £14 it’s a bit expensive for those without British Museum membership, there is plenty to enjoy here.
Shakespeare: Staging the World is in British Museum until 25 November
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