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The Story Behind All Is True

Visit the site of New Place to see our exhibition about Sir Kenneth Branagh's new film, All Is True

Sir Kenneth Branagh's new film, All Is True, is the story of William Shakespeare's final years. 

It's 1613, The Globe theatre in London — owned by Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men — has just burned down. Shakespeare himself retreats back to his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon and spends what proved to be the final three years of his life with his family at their home, New Place, then the second largest house in the borough of Stratford. 

Dr Paul Edmondson, the Trust's head of research, was a consultant on the film and has compiled an All Is True top ten - ten claims made by the film, some of which are more true than others. Visit the site of New Place to see our exhibition in which Dr Edmondson shines a spotlight on some of the archives, library, and museum items that are held in our internationally recognised Collections, all of which help tell the story behind the film.

Entry to this exhibition is included in the admission price.

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