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Mon 18th June  
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'Hear the Ambassadors'

Step back in time for a glimpse into seventeenth century diplomacy

‘Hear the Ambassadors’ represents a collaboration between one of the UK’s most prestigious cultural institutions, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and the University of Warwick. 

Drawing on original research by Professor Carol Chillington Rutter, University of Warwick, it illustrates the performance of democracy with objects, documents and early printed books from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s internationally-designated collections, together with facsimile paintings including Fialetti’s panoramic View of Venice (courtesy of Eton College) and Carpaccio's Duck Hunting on the Lagoon (Getty Museum) .  

The exhibition takes us into the world of Henry Wotton, who was charged with re-instating diplomatic relations between London and the Venetian Republic after a 50 year gap, just as Shakespeare was exposing audiences to the complexities of international diplomacy in plays ranging from Hamlet and Twelfth Night to Othello and Antony and Cleopatra.

This exhibition is open daily from 10-4pm and will be in the Marble Hall at Shakespeare's Birthplace. 

FREE entry with Birthplace and Full Story tickets.



Date Time
Monday 18th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday 19th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 20th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 21st June10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 22nd June10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 23rd June10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 24th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Monday 25th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday 26th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 27th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 28th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 29th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 30th June10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 1st July10.00am to 4.00pm
Monday 2nd July10.00am to 4.00pm

Contact information and location

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Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

Tel: 01789 204016
Email: Click here to email 'Hear the Ambassadors'


Contact Information

Tel: 01789 204016



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