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Shakespeare and Art.

"Romeo and Juliet"

"Where's Romeo" by William Hatherall. 1912.

The paintings on Shakespearean themes in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery cover the late 18th century, when images of literary, dramatic and historic deeds were very popular, to the early 20th century when they had lost much of their appeal. The paintings not only show the changing styles and technique of the artist, but also reflect the changing style of theatre design and acting. The world of theatre and the world of art were in many ways interrelated and both developed in response to the changing society in which they were created. This website has been produced to support the sessions to be run at the Art Gallery in January 2001, studying the changing style in art and its interrelation with theatre design and dramatic practice.

The pictures in the Art Gallery.