Thursday, November 1, 2012

Staging the World

Here’s a holiday reminiscence from Turab, one of our members:

I was lucky to be able to visit the Shakespeare Exhibition at the British Museum on Thursday 26th September.

The exhibition consisted of historical objects/artefacts from the Elizabethan era and James I's reign. Each display was synched with appropriate excerpts from a relevant play or real historical event. The excerpts were read by famous stage actors. Also, one could view on screen and listen to famous Shakespearean actors reciting the famous speeches from selected plays.

I found it most enjoyable and a good learning experience. It took me two and half hours to get around in a wheelchair!

The exhibition is on until 25th November I do recommend it if you happen to be in London in November.

Shakespeare: Staging the World tickets cost £14 / £12 concessions, free for members and under 16s, £7 between 12-4.30pm on Mondays. For more information, check out the press release on the British Museum’s website.