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23 April 2014 marked the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The V&A celebrated the birthday of the world’s most famous playwright with a range of special events and activities across the Museum. Highlights included a display in the Theatre and Performance Galleries, a Shakespeare Trail across the Museum, a book celebrating Shakespeare-related objects in the Museum’s collections, and a special Shakespeare Festival which ran from 21 April – 4 May 2014.

Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright
Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright

Sat 08 February 2014–Sun 28 September 2014

DISPLAY: Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this immersive installation will examine the enduring influence and popularity of the world’s most famous playwright.

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Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull

Mon 01 December 2014 19:00

Marianne Faithfull emerged as one of the most original songwriters this country has ever produced.

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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Shakespeare in 100 Objects (Paperback)

Shakespeare in 100 Objects (Paperback)

Shakespeare in 100 Objects - Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum.   Within the collections of the Victoria and Al…

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Event - Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright

Sat 08 February 2014–Sun 28 September 2014

DISPLAY: Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this immersive installation will examine the enduring influence and popularity of the world’s most famous playwright.

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