meta | mor | phosis (noun)
A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one
(Oxford English Dictionary)
Our Metamorphosis exhibition reveals seven ages over which Shakespearean text and scholarship has undergone a process of evolution and change. We start in the sixteenth century with the various sources upon which a man from Stratford upon Avon drew inspiration to create poetry and plays, to the latest digital texts and supporting multimedia content.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
As You Like It, Act II Scene VIII
Watch the exhibition installation
Watch as the Senate House staircase is transformed in this timelapse video. Join us at the exhibition to see the Shakespeare staircase in person.