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Shakespeare: staging the world Gallery

SHAKESPEARE: staging the world, on display at the British Museum from July 19 to November 25, 2012, provides a new and unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city four hundred years ago, interpreted through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare’s plays.

The exhibition features over 190 objects, more than half of which are lent from private and national UK collections, as well as key loans from abroad.

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PreviousNext The Lyte Jewel, open, enamelled gold with diamonds and containing a miniature of James VI and I by Thomas Hilliard. Made in London and presented to Thomas Lyte in 1610 in thanks for his royal genealogy tracing James' descent, through Banquo, from Brutus, the mythical Trojan founder of Britain. Waddesdon Bequest in 1898 to the British Museum. Copyright of The Trustees of the British Museum. 1 of 10


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