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Sir Kenneth Branagh Archive, Special Collections, the McClay Library (QUB)

Part of Shakespeare Lives, the British Council is proud to showcase the exhibition 'Shakespeare Lives Through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen' supported by Broadway Circuit.

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 features rarely seen artefacts 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 will be exhibited from 7 September – 21 September 2016 at Palace ifc cinema and from 21 September to 5 October 2016 at Broadway The One cinema in line with the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company (KBTC) - Romeo & Juliet screening.

For further details about the exhibition, please scroll down and download the exhibition leaflet.

Presented by: The British Council and Queen’s University Belfast

Supported by: Broadway Circuit and Palace cinema

Exhibition Curation and Text: Rosaleen Hickey

Exhibition Consultant: Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett, QUB

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