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Exhibition: Shakespeare and War

Location

National Army Museum,

Royal Hospital Road, London,
SW3 4HT

Dates

This exhibition runs from Fri, 6th Oct 2023 to Sun, 31st Mar 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Thu,
29th Feb 2024  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Fri,
1st Mar 2024  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Sat,
2nd Mar 2024  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Sun,
3rd Mar 2024  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Tue,
5th Mar 2024  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Wed,
6th Mar 2024  
(10am - 5:30pm)
Thu,
7th Mar 2024  
(10am - 5:30pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

This exhibition explores some of the ways in which Shakespeare has shaped how we think about soldiers and the Army, and how we imagine war and its consequences today.

War is a frequent theme of Shakespeare’s writing: from dramatic depictions of campaigns and battles, to the soldiers who serve as major and minor characters in many of his plays.

Since they were first performed, Shakespeare’s works have taken on even greater meaning when Britain has been involved in conflict. They have inspired soldiers and civilians alike, helping people face adversity on the battlefield and at home.

They have been used to rally the nation at times of crisis and to reflect on the human cost of conflict. But they have also been used to critique war and to consider the more challenging aspects of the military experience.

Drawing on objects and records from the Civil Wars to the present day, the exhibition explores how Shakespeare’s famous plays have shaped attitudes both past and present.

Shakespeare and War has been curated in partnership with Dr Amy Lidster (Jesus College, University of Oxford) and Professor Sonia Massai (King’s College London). It draws on their edited collection 'Shakespeare at War: A Material History', recently published by Cambridge University Press.

Ian has Visited - review here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Fri, 6th Oct 2023 to Sun, 31st Mar 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

February 2024

March 2024

Location

National Army Museum,

Royal Hospital Road, London,
SW3 4HT

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