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An exhibition exploring 250 years of Shakespeare and political cartoons.
This free exhibition celebrates more than two centuries of political cartoons inspired by Shakespeare.
Presented to coincide with the RSC’s forthcoming season of Rome-themed plays, Draw New Mischief showcases historical works from key political moments in time.
Featured contemporary cartoons include Peter Schrank’s 2015 depiction of Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon as the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, and Morten Morland’s April 2016 cartoon of David Cameron as Hamlet, gazing at Boris Johnson’s skull.
The RSC has also commissioned five cartoonists to create brand new works. The cartoonists will use Shakespeare’s Rome plays to respond to political events which occur during the period that the exhibition is on show.
The RSC’s Rome season features productions of Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus.
The fourteenth exhibition of work by local artists, showcasing a broad variety of themes, artistic styles and techniques.
Over forty miniature paintings from the Dumas Egerton Trust Collection will be on display.
A major new exhibition that explores our relationship with the countryside.