Exhibition: Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet

21 April 2016, 10.00 AM - 7 April 2017, 4.00 PM

Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS8 5LT

  • Monday: 12 noon - 4 pm
  • Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm

Please note: Closed 20 December 2016 - 9 January 2017

Overview

An exhibition curated by History of Art MA students from the University of Bristol using material from the Theatre Collection archive.  

Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages, particularly focusing on the use of black for Hamlet’s costume and how an iconic look has formed and established itself over time.

Contact information

theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk
0117 331 5086
 
Back to Black Exhibition Picture
John Neville as Hamlet, 
London Old Vic, 1957. 
Angus McBean Photograph. 
© Harvard Theatre Collection, 
Houghton Library, Harvard University.

John Neville as Hamlet, London Old Vic, 1957. Angus McBean Photograph. © Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.