Free exhibition talk

Cloak as worn by Jeremy Irons in Richard II, 1986

In Stitches: Secrets from the collection

11am - 12 noon
Saturday 19 October 2013
Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

A free talk revealing some of the hidden gems in the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre collection.

Join Maggie and Robyn from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust who will reveal some fascinating research discoveries. From the intricate garments of fairy queens and amazing craftsmanship to the perils of shattering paint and exploding foam, the talk draws on an eclectic theatre collection containing hundreds of costumes, original designs, props, creative notes, photographs of past productions and much more. Highlights include Laurence Olivier's Macbeth costume from 1955 and the jeans and t-shirt worn by David Tennant as Hamlet in 2008.

Linked to In Stitches: A Celebration of RSC Costume and based on work done for Shakespeare-by-Design, a research project made possible by funding from Arts Council England.

The RSC and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust work together to care for the theatre's collection, archive and library.

Free talk; no need to book

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