BRITISH LIBRARY | LONDON
The British Library's landmark Shakespeare exhibition on the performances that made an icon, charting Shakespeare’s constant reinvention across the centuries
Journeying through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest the British Library exhibition helps to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers.
Shakespeare in Ten Acts showcased over 200 unique and rare items such as the only surviving literary manuscript in Shakespeare’s hand, the earliest printed edition of Hamlet from 1603 and Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Echo supported the exhibition with a full service offering from artwork, to production and installation.
"We just wanted to thank you all for your hard work and dedication in creating a beautifully designed and built exhibition. Feedback on the finished exhibition has been so positive and I am pleased to say that our Directors are very impressed – as are we.
We think you all did an amazing job to work with the budget set and to work around and with existing set works. The exhibition design is imaginative, thoughtful and complimentary to the exhibition narrative. The quality is exemplary and all of the contractors were professional, mindful and above all reliable! The installation was a smooth process and very well managed.
The graphics look beautiful and really enhance the space and the content – we especially like the forest and the object labels look very sharp.
We have really enjoyed working with you all!"
Alex Kavanagh, Exhibitions Officer, British Library.