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Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition and Theatre Tour - Autumn 2010

SHAKESPEARE’S Globe Exhibition and Theatre Tour is a perfect destination for visitors wishing to discover more about Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked.

Open throughout the year, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe, and brings Shakespeare’s world to life using modern technology and traditional crafts, with a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations exploring costume, music and special effects.

Highlights for autumn include family Activity Weekends, Autumn Half-Term opening and the Shakespeare’s Treasure exhibition.

Also included with the exhibition ticket is a tour of the Globe Theatre that will bring the extraordinary home of Shakespeare’s theatre to life. The Guide-storytellers will take visitors on a fascinating half-hour tour of the auditorium, vividly recreating colourful stories of the 1599 Globe and the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the wooden ‘O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental space.

Activity Weekends – October 9 and 10 and November 13 and 14.

These include live sword fighting demonstrations which bring to life Elizabethan stage combat, and Elizabethan costume dressing which uses clothes from the Globe Theatre wardrobe to explain the intricacies of dressing and the significance of clothing to Elizabethan society.

Printing demonstrations are available using a full-size recreation of a 17th Century printing press, demonstrated by an expert exhibition guide.

During Autumn Half-Term (October 25 to October 31) family storytelling sessions with one of the exhibition’s expert storytellers will be held in the exhibition.

The mysterious artist A Piper has created Shakespeare’s Treasure, a collection of 37 paintings, fashioned using watercolour with oil, egg tempera and raw pigments, together with copper, silver and other materials such as Venetian glass, gold leaf and semi-precious metals – inspired by the plays of Shakespeare and paintings from the National Gallery.

Admission to Shakespeare’s Treasure is included in a ticket to Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition.

Tickets: Adults £10.50; Children (aged 5 – 15) £6.50; Students (with valid ID) £8.50; Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £28.

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm (last theatre tour is at 5pm).