Anneleen Lindsay

Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen - Exhibition

Few have done more to celebrate and popularise the work of Shakespeare than actor and director, Kenneth Branagh, born in Belfast in December 1960. From his early days at RADA Drama School to his present theatrical work, Branagh’s name has been closely intertwined with that of the Bard.

This exhibition celebrates Kenneth Branagh's remarkable – and prolific – career which has seen him breathe new life into Shakespeare on stage and screen, and open up the work of Shakespeare to a global audience. It was developed using unique archival materials 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 represents a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and the British Council and has been successful toured to theatres, public libraries, universities and over 20 post-primary schools across the island of Ireland in 2017-18, 

Exhibition Composition

Large display panel: 2220 x 2106 mm

Roll up stand: 800 x 2150 mm

Exhibition leaflet: Hard copies available on request. Electronic version available to download below


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