The BP exhibition

staging the world

19 July – 25 November 2012
Exhibition closed

Supported by BP

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Part of the London 2012 Festival

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Power and Legitimacy

Jonjo O'Neill performs Richard III. In the exhibition, you can see the full performance and a range of objects including a boar badge worn by supporters and a portrait of the King with a broken sword. Speech taken from Richard III, Act 1, Scene 1, filmed exclusively for the British Museum in collaboration with the RSC.

Shakespeare exhibition introduction video

Shakespeare: staging the world

The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Dora Thornton in exhibition

Hero and Villain

Dora Thornton examines Shakespeare's Henry V and Richard III

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Paterson Joseph performs Brutus

Assassination and Conspiracy

Paterson Joseph performs Brutus.

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Harriet Walter performs Cleopatra


Harriet Walter performs Cleopatra.

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The Tempest

Magic and Mystery of the New World

Felix Hayes (Trinculo) and Amir Hlehel (Caliban) perform The Tempest.

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Jonjo O'Neill performs Richard III

Power and Legitimacy

Jonjo O'Neill performs Richard III.

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