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Behind the scenes: Shakespeare’s Chair and Desk

Behind-the-scenes access in the run up to the grand opening of Shakespeare's New Place in Summer 2016.

Today our reveal is very much focussed on the epicentre of Shakespeare’s creative genius: his chair and writing table.

The chair and desk you’ll see at Shakespeare’s New Place are not replicas, but are representative of his life as a working writer. They are also truly beautiful examples of craftsmanship, carved from wood and then cast in bronze at The Foundry. The wooden carving will be on display inside the exhibition - more on that in a few days’ time!

You’ll be able to sit in Shakespeare’s chair and look back at your journey through Shakespeare’s New Place so far - through the gatehouse and past the well, with the footprint of the house under your feet and incredible sculptures around you. Having followed his footsteps, you can sit at his desk and survey expressions of his extraordinary legacy on the site of his final home. We think that’s rather beautiful, and we hope you will too.

Shakespeare’s New Place opens Summer 2016. Come and walk in Shakespeare's footsteps and meet the man behind the works in a fascinating new exhibition. Discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks.

Find out more about Shakespeare's New Place.

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