Cut and pasted from an email from the British Museum:
I am delighted to tell you about Shakespeare: staging the world – a major exhibition at the British Museum next year, supported by BP and presented in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
400 years ago, the playhouse dominated society. William Shakespeare was at the centre of this exciting new medium and his tales echo down through the ages. The exhibition will provide a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city around 1612 seen through the lens of Shakespeare’s plays. Maps, prints, drawings, paintings, tapestries, arms and armour, coins and much more will retell Shakespeare’s stories to London in 2012 – a time when the whole world will once again focus on this truly global city.
Director, British Museum
The exhibition opens in July 2012, and runs until November 2012. Follow the link for more details and to book tickets:
Part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which is part of the London 2012 festival