The Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan

Curated and organised by Mead Gallery

Mon 13 Feb to Sat 18 Mar 1989

The Swan at Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the Britain’s most exciting theatre spaces. Opened in 1986 as the third of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford auditoria, in its first three seasons it has presented a range of classic plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and immediate followers including Ben Jones, Christopher Marlow and Cyril Tourneur.

This exhibition uses stage sets, costumes, props and models from the productions with lighting and sound to evoke the excitement and success of the Swan. It also celebrates the achievement of local architects, Michael Reardon and Tim Furby and documents their design process.

The exhibition is devised in association with the The Graduate School of Renaissance Studies of the University of Warwick. It will be accompanied by talks and workshops on practical aspects of stage production and by a newly published, illustrated book.