Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen
Exhibition Launch: Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast, NI, 07 May 2016, 5.30pm
This exhibition celebrates the work of Sir Kenneth Branagh in bringing Shakespeare to life on stage and screen and making the work of the Bard accessible to a global audience.
It features rarely seen artefacts from the Sir Kenneth Branagh Archive in Special Collections, the McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast, which illustrate the actor-director’s remarkable Shakespearean career, from his debut as Henry V with the Royal Shakespeare Company aged just 23 to his Oscar-nominated screen adaptation of Hamlet, and beyond.
The exhibition will travel to various locations across Ireland and Northern Ireland during 2016. Confirmed venues/dates include:
Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast: 26 April-31 May
Irish Film Institute, Dublin: 02-30 June
dlr Lexlcon, Dun Laoghaire: 1 July-13 August
NUI Galway: 15-26 August
Cork City Library: 28 August-01 October
British Embassy Summer Party, Dublin: 06 September
Linen Hall Library, Belfast: 03-15 October
NUI Maynooth: 17-25 October
Royal Irish Academy, Dublin: 26 October-02 December
Market Place Theatre, Armagh: 05 December-31 December
For more information on the exhibition, contact: email@example.com.
Part of 'Shakespeare Lives Across the Island of Ireland: Conversations and Celebrations', an unprecedented programme of events in Ireland and Northern Ireland celebrating the work of William Shakespeare (1564–1616) and commemorating the enduring appeal of the Bard 400 years after his death.