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Within This Wooden O - Shakespeare's Globe

Exhibition preview

WITHIN This Wooden O, an exclusive exhibition of new paintings by Rosalind Lyons Hudson, will be in the Globe Exhibition and Tour until August 12, 2012.

Inspired by Renaissance, Tudor and Jacobean paintings, Rosalind’s paintings imaginatively explore themes of ambiguity and transformation.

The paintings have been developed from observation of performance, rehearsal and archival research during her time as artist in residence at Shakespeare’s Globe, and are being displayed for the first time at the Globe Exhibition.

Shakespearean theatre has featured strongly in the artist’s work and continues to be a principal focus in this series as Rosalind studies the relationship between painting and theatre, framed by the setting of the Globe. Using oil on panel her paintings display a contemporary clarity and palette.

Rosalind has exhibited her work widely for several years in galleries throughout the UK. In 2010, she worked closely with the National Trust to create a unique exhibition in Blickling Hall, Norfolk.

Situated underneath the Globe Theatre, the Globe Exhibition explores the rich story of the Globe and brings Shakespeare’s world to life through the use of modern technology and traditional crafts.

Tours of the theatre, led by knowledgeable guides, allow visitors to discover the history and secrets of the Globe Theatre itself and learn more about its most famous playwright.

Entry to Within The Wooden O is included in the exhibition ticket price. For more information on the Exhibition visit shakespearesglobe.com or call the Globe Exhibition on 0207 902 1500.

Tickets: Adult – £13.50, Senior – £12, Student (16yrs+) – £11 and child (5-15yrs) – £8. Family – £36 (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Times: 9am – 5.30pm (tours depart every 30minutes between 9.30am to 5pm).

Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Greater London, SE1 9DT

This year’s theatre season, The Play’s the Thing, begins on June 7, 2012 with Henry V.