I was invited to the official launch of “Shaking it with Shakespeare” exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Guests were entertained by musicians playing musical instruments used in Shakespeare's time before the guest of honour arrived. We were introduced to the Bodhran, lute, fiddler and recorder.
Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth graced the opening event. Glad to know that he still remembers me and came over to chat. *smile*
We had a tour of the exhibition featuring more than 400 stamps and philatelic materials issued by 70 countries and amazing century-old picture postcards.
I did 4 years of English Literature courses and dreaded studying Shakespeare's plays. This Shakespeare-themed fun-filled exhibition uncovered some fascinating, lesser known facts of Shakespeare and aroused my interest in the man. I thought he was just a playwright, records show that he was also a poet, an actor and was a shareholder in the company that owned The Globe Theatre.
Nobody knows what Shakespeare looked like. A rare item among the exhibits is a book of Shakespeare's 36 plays, including several that had never been published before. Published by his friends some 400 years ago, The First Folio has a portrait of Shakespeare.
I am truly impressed by the fun interactive exhibits and 3D objects, a great deal of creative effort by the organizers. Will post more little known interesting facts about Shakespeare in my next post.
From 14 May 2016 to 15 January 2017, visit the Singapore Philatelic Museum and get inspired by Shakespeare.
Monday to Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Adult: $6; Child: $4;
Free Admission for Singaporeans and permanent residents.
* 400年前刊印的莎士比亚第一部手抄本 (复制本)