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Shakespeare in South Asia

at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

In celebration of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017

A seasonal programme celebrating Shakespeare's influence in South Asia to coincide with the UK-India Year of Culture 2017. All events take place at the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.


Shakespeare in South Asia Exhibition 26 May - 8 September

An exhibition to celebrate the vibrant cultural responses to Shakespeare that exist across South Asia. Pay a visit to each of the eight countries in South Asia, catching a tiny glimpse of the part Shakespeare plays in their cultures and the lives of their people. 

Featuring two versions of Hamlet in Nepal, whether Shakespeare should or shouldn't be on the curriculum in Bhutan and the young woman who was inspired to become a cardiologist after playing Rosalind. 

This exhibition also includes seven newly commissioned musical compositions inspired by Shakespeare. The works cover a wide range of genres, some influenced by South Asia and others with their roots in contemporary UK culture. Music will be available to listen to via headphones and also to download via QR codes within the exhibition. 

Entry to exhibition is through the garden at Shakespeare's Birthplace and is included in general admission.

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