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Famous Beyond Words Exhibition
'William Shakespeare in the Globe Theatre' Phillip Sutton, R.A, Oil on Canvas
For four centuries Shakespeare’s work has fascinated people of all ages and backgrounds. The new introductory exhibition at Shakespeare’s Birthplace explores the extraordinary story of William Shakespeare, the boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who became a household name all over the world. Discover what sparked his imagination and how he continues to shape our lives today.
Featuring an array of Shakespeare memorabilia, contemporary artwork, a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio and a timeline of Shakespeare's life, this inspiring exhibition sets the scene for your visit to the place where the story began.
Famous Beyond Words has been funded by the DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund.
Take a whistle-stop tour of the exhibition in our vine video: