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Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright

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    Theatre & Performance Room 104

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.

Drawing together objects from the V&A collection and interviews with key contemporary practitioners, Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright examines how Shakespeare’s plays have travelled across centuries and continents to be used as a springboard for theatrical re-imaginings and interpretation. Dealing in universal truths, but offering generations of practitioners the creative freedom to explore new ideas, his works remain contemporary and relevant today. He is our greatest living playwright.

The above dates for this display have changed to:

8 February 2014 - 21 September 2014

Displays complement our permanent collections; there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

Shakespeare logo design: barnbrook

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