Staging Shakespeare's World

The other day, the lovely Jenna and Molly went with me to the British Museum for a special exhibit on Mr. William Shakespeare.

The exhibit was mainly artefacts from the 15th century, things that would've been contemporary to Shakespeare, including a First Folio (the second I've seen within a week!!!). But, First Folio aside, my very favourite thing in the exhibit was the section created by the Royal Shakespeare Company. A lot of it had projections and audio of actors performing monologues. Specifically, there were three plasma screens and across them was a video of an actor portraying Richard III. No speaking. He was simply making faces and slightly moving his body and hands. It was great. He just had... attitude. It's too hard to explain. Just... go to the British Museum before the 25th!

 ---Victoria Hargrove