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Carrie Reichardt ShakespeariAnne

A new exhibition from our artist-in-residence

Who was Mrs Shakespeare?

Come and experience the new exhibition from our artist-in-residence Carrie Reichardt at Shakespeare's Birthplace. 

In this thought-provoking exhibition Carrie shares a radical perspective on Anne Hathaway, the woman who married William Shakespeare, and demonstrates how consumerism, popular culture and social media are changing the way we view and interpret history.

Irreverent and funny, provocative and political, Carrie uses her trademark mixed media, ceramics and mosaics to breathe life into her vision of Anne as a passionate, quirky, modern woman.  She casts Shakespeare as entrepreneur, impresario and popular entertainer, ‘a bit like a Tudor mix of Del Boy Trotter – ducking and diving - Madonna, and the Big Brother series’.  Vintage souvenirs, Shakespearean merchandise and pre-loved items are re-made with a new twist to re-imagine the couple for the cell phone-toting, selfie-taking era.

Carrie is the first visual artist-in-residence to be commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The residency is supported by Arts Council England as part of the charity’s wider programme of creative and community outreach events to help more people get up-close-and-personal with Shakespeare’s works, life and times.

This exhibition is open daily from 10-4pm and will be in the Marble Hall at Shakespeare's Birthplace. 

FREE entry with Shakespeare's Birthplace and Full Story tickets.

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