The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and is part of the World Shakespeare Festival. A teaser can be found on The British Museum's webpage.
"How on earth do you represent Shakespeare in an exhibition?" - a sensible question raised by Michael Billington in this Guardian review. The exhibition focuses on Shakespeare's world both real (or historical) and imagined. Paintings, maps, globes, domestic objects and military weapons, relate to specific characters and images in Shakespeare's plays, creating new stories and re-telling old ones in a different light.
For those who can't make it to London until 25 November 2012, The British Museum has a vibrant blog and offers in this recent posting an interesting glimpse into the making of this special exhibition. Futhermore, the Library provides numerous resources that are not text based, allowing for an audio-visual journey through parts of Shakespeare's world.