Much has been written about Shakespeare, but we know very little factual information about the playwright himself. We have the plays, of course, but how can we get a better understanding of Shakespeare's experiences and his mindset?
In this talk, MacGregor presents a series of objects and uses them as a stepping stone to bring Shakespearean history to life. You can watch a video of the whole lecture above.
Neil MacGregor has been Director of the British Museum since August 2002. He is Chair of the World Collections Programme – a DCMS-funded initiative to establish partnerships between six major cultural institutions in the UK and institutions in Asia and Africa.
MacGregor sits on the Board of the National Theatre and the International Advisory Board of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. In his current and his previous role as Director of the National Gallery, MacGregor worked closely with BBC radio and television to bring the collections to the widest possible public.
In 2009 he received an honorary DLitt from the University of Warwick.
'Objects of Concern' on the Warwick Knowledge Centre