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Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Bust of Shakespeare in the Royal Library
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    Daily (Saturday 13 Feb 2016 - Sunday 11 Dec 2016)

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, this display draws on material in the Royal Library, including works of Shakespeare collected by the royal family, accounts of performances at Windsor Castle, and art by members of the royal family inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

It will examine aspects of the playwright's life, work and influence, and celebrate his longstanding connection with Windsor and the royal court.

Shakespeare in the Royal Library is part of the Shakespeare400 series, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Through a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities in the capital and beyond, partners will celebrate the legacy of Shakespeare during the quatercentenary year.

Exhibition Highlights

    School sessions

    Key stages 1, 2, 3 & 4
    2016 - Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

    Why not join in with this year's 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy by visiting us at Windsor Castle

    Key stages 2 & 3
    The Many Lives of Shakespeare

    In this interactive creative writing session our published author will draw on real works of art and archival documents displayed in the exhibition

    Key stages 1 & 2
    Shakespeare: Play on Words

    This engaging storytelling and role play session brings Shakespeare's works alive for pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3.

    Key stages 2, 3 & 4
    Shakespeare: Court in the Act

    Delivered by an immersive theatre production company, this drama workshop uses one of Shakespeare's most famous and fun plays

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.