The BP exhibition
19 July – 25 November 2012
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Supported by BP
Part of the London 2012 Festival
Recommend this exhibition
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The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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.
Part of the World Shakespeare Festival which is part of London 2012 Festival.
Adults £14, Members free
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Saturday 24 November, 15.00
Professor William H. Sherman, University of York, discusses Shakespeare’s play The Tempest and aspects of its cultural context, including exploration, discovery and navigation.
Friday 23 November, 13.15 & 18.45
Come and listen to actors Keith Osborn, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Dale Rapley reciting a range of Shakespeare’s beautiful and influential sonnets, some including famous phrases still in use today.
On BBC Radio 4
16 April – 11 May 2012
Twenty objects that will feature in the exhibition are explored in Shakespeare's Restless World on BBC Radio 4 at 13.45 and 19.45 weekdays. Tune in on the day or download the podcasts.