Humanity, laughter, recognition: new voices respond to Shakespeare's plays
The Royal Shakespeare Company have a wonderful exhibition at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Play’s The Thing, with a regularly-changing selection of costumes and props, plus stories from behind the scenes. I’ve written for this exhibition from the time it launched in 2018, weaving together details from the objects, the plays and the performances.
Now, post-pandemic, the exhibition has reopened with free entry, and a new co-curated focus, telling the story of performance in Stratford-upon-Avon in the voices of its residents. Below is a video I made of the exhibition in May 2023, exploring how the responses of local students, refugees and charity volunteers feature in the show.