- Part 1 – Henslowe’s Rose: Theatrical Treasure from Dulwich College, was a narrative of the history of Elizabethan playmaking. Both Shakespeare and Philip Henslowe died in 1616 and the exhibition took as its starting point the parallel lives of these two theatrical entrepreneurs who were key figures in the development of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre.
- Part 2 –Shakespeare Rediscovered in St. Omer, 4 July – 4 September, 2016, was an exhibition focused on the publishing and dissemination of Shakespeare’s First Folio, and other contemporary books, throughout Europe. The St. Omer First Folio is indicative of the increasing interest in books published in English across Europe and alongside it were displayed The Workes of King James I (1616) and Samuel Daniel’s The Whole Works (1623), published the same year as the First Folio, both on loan from University College London.
- In the summer: archives relating to all the Globe’s representations of Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- Now, our new display examines the character of Iago, highlighting the upcoming production of Othello; beginning with Shakespeare’s source Cinthio’s Gil Hecatommithi (1565) (John Wolfson Collection); photos by Snowdon of the 1959 production at the RSC, part of Sam Wanamaker’s archive, as he played Iago; and ending with the Hip-Hop version of Othello in 2012.
- There has also been an exhibition of David Gentleman and Shakespeare after the generous gift of drawings of the Globe by the artist. Gentleman notably designed the covers of the Penguin Shakespeare editions, as well as commemorative Shakespearian stamps, in the 1960s-70s.
Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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