Student reviews

In order to create an archive of the Shakespeare 400 activities taking place across all the partner organisations in 2016, a team of students at King's College London, from across all disciplines and levels of study,  are reviewing as many of the events as possible. 

Below are all of the reviews collated across the year. Use the search box to look for reviews of a particular event.

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  • Shakespeare in the Royal Library

    Review by Emma Brill, MA Shakespeare Studies. An exhibition celebrating Shakespeare’s longstanding association with the town of Windsor and the royal court shows how generations of monarchs since Elizabeth I have enjoyed the work of Britain’s greatest playwright. Read more...

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  • Shakespeare and the Royal Court

    Review by Nina Romancikova, MA Shakespeare Studies. An exhibition celebrating Shakespeare’s longstanding association with the town of Windsor and the royal court shows how generations of monarchs since Elizabeth I have enjoyed the work of Britain’s greatest playwright. Read more...

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  • Visscher Redrawn 1616-2016

    Review by Hannah Drennan, MA Shakespeare Studies. Published in the year of Shakespeare’s death, Visscher’s cityscape is an iconic depiction of medieval London and is displayed alongside artist Robin Reynolds' version of modern London. Read more...

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  • Hamlet at Elsinore 1816-2016

    Review by Gemma Miller, PhD Candidate, English. Director Tyrone Guthrie once remarked that ‘Hamlet is always going on somewhere’. However, performing at Elsinore, at the play’s political, emotional and dramatic heart, must rank amongst the most exciting and career-defining moments for any actor. Read more...

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  • '5 Hamlets'

    Review by Georgia Clarke, MA Classical Art and Archaeology The National Theatre’s ‘5 Hamlets’ exhibition documents five of its productions of ‘Hamlet’, spanning five decades. The exhibition shows the play’s adaptability and combines audio material with set models, costumes, and props to compare the five productions. Read more...

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  • Shakespeare: Metamorphosis

    Review by Colleen M Curran, PhD Candidate in Palaeography & Manuscript Studies As soon as you enter Senate House the enthusiasm of the team behind the Metamorphosis exhibition is evident. A mural of Shakespeare covers the grand staircase and excerpts from some of his plays are arranged in bright, colourful displays in the elevators where motion-activated audio recordings are also played. Read more...

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  • Shakespeare in Ten Acts

    Review by Margot Cadic, BA European Studies. Introduced on the 15th April 2016, the exhibition Shakespeare in Ten Acts was displayed until the 6th September 2016 at the British Library. The exhibition defines itself as a journey through 400 years of theatre history, whilst maintaining as focal theme the exploration of ten performances of William Shakespeare’s work. Read more...

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  • Shakespeare in Ten Acts

    Review by Gemma Miller, PhD Candidate, English This exciting exhibition looks at ten landmark performances across the 400-year history of Shakespeare’s plays, from the first stagings of Hamlet in 1600 at the newly-constructed Globe theatre to the Wooster Group’s postmodern, multi-media pastiche of Hamlet at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013. Read more...

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