Four centuries of Shakespeare in performance is being celebrated at the National Library of Scotland. A new display, 'Playing Shakespeare: 400 years of great acting', features some of the greatest actors of all time.
The display uses a wealth of material from the Library's collections to look at how the Bard's plays have been performed, from early days at the Globe theatre to live screenings to vast audiences around the world.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Ellen Terry and Edmund Kean are just some of the famous names featured in the display.
Also on show are early editions of Shakespeare's plays, theatrical playbills, illustrated theatre magazines, film, a map, posters, programmes and souvenirs of major companies.
'Playing Shakespeare' is open daily from 17 March until 12 June.
Read more in our 'Playing Shakespeare' press release
17 March 2016