19 July – 25 November 2012
400 years ago, the playhouse dominated society.
William Shakespeare was at the centre of this exciting new medium and his tales echo down through the ages. The exhibition will provide a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city around 1612 seen through the lens of Shakespeare’s plays.
Maps, prints, drawings, paintings, tapestries, arms and armour, coins and much more will retell Shakespeare’s stories to London in 2012 – a time when the whole world will once again focus on this truly global city.
The exhibition opens in July 2012, but you can book your tickets now
September 6, 2011