Event Description

This exhibition by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust tells the story of leading 18th century actor David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee, which was held in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1769 — this year marks the 250 anniversary of what was the first celebration of Shakespeare anywhere in the world.

Rarely seen museum items that are held in the Trust’s internationally recognised collections will also be on display, including some dating back to the Garrick Jubilee.

Also find out through first-hand testimonies how William Shakespeare has inspired actors, artists, literary figures and Shakespearians all over the world. Among those featured in the exhibition are Ian Doescher, the creator of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series of books, author and illustrator Marcia Williams, children’s television presenter Baroness Floella Benjamin, and Devon Glover, aka The Sonnet Man.

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