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Shakespeare at the NT: The Beginnings

Fri 22 April, 10am
Running Time: 90 mins

The Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre: a journey through the early history of the struggle to bring a National Theatre to Britain.

Ailsa Grant Ferguson of the University of Brighton focuses on three key moments a century ago – the Shakespeare Ball of 1911, Shakespeare’s England exhibition of 1912, and the building of the incredible Shakespeare Hut in 1916 – and will explore how attitudes and agendas changed as the country moved into wartime, influencing what the new National Theatre was to become, half a century later.

Tickets £8 (£6 concessions)

 

Shakespeare 400
Part of the Shakespeare400 Partnership, coordinated by King’s College London

 

Poster image of an Invitation to the Shakespeare Hut on 11 August 1916, courtesy of the NT Archive.

Poster image of an Invitation to the Shakespeare Hut on 11 August 1916, courtesy of the NT Archive.