Since they were first performed, Shakespeare’s works have taken on extra significance when Britain has been involved in conflict.
They have inspired soldiers and civilians alike, helping people face adversity on the battlefield and at home. They have been used to rally the nation at times of crisis and to reflect on the human cost of conflict.
Explore the Shakespeare and War exhibition with its curator Dr Amy Lidster. Discover some of the ways in which Shakespeare has shaped how we think about soldiers and the Army, and how we imagine war and its consequences today.
Tours start at 4.30pm and 6.00pm.
Amy Lidster is a Lecturer in English Language and Literature at Jesus College, Oxford. Her research and published work primarily focuses on the theme of conflict in Shakespeare’s work, as well as performances of Shakespeare in times of conflict. She is the co-editor of 'Shakespeare at War: A Material History', a companion book to the exhibition.
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