Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh in Othello (1995) ©

 © Warner and Park Circus

Tuesday 26 April 2016 to Saturday 31 December 2016

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

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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.