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Sat 21st July  
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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
Saturday 21st July10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 22nd July10.00am to 4.00pm
Monday 23rd July10.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday 24th July10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 25th July10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 26th July10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 27th July10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 28th July10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 29th July10.00am to 4.00pm
Monday 30th July10.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday 31st July10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 1st August10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 2nd August10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 3rd August10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 4th August10.00am 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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