Welcome to Play On! – the online exhibition on Shakespeare and music.
Music forms a vital part of Shakespeare’s works and his legacy. This exhibition explores some
keys aspects of the music in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as music inspired by Shakespeare.

What’s so important about Shakespeare and music? To find out more, head to the page
on this topic, with information on Shakespeare’s approach to music and his musical legacy.
If you’d like to learn more about music in the plays, you can explore the four main theme
pages: Love, Sorrow, Magic and Revelry. For other useful links and information on contributors,

head to the Find Out More page.

The music featured below covers a broad range of Shakespeare’s songs from the plays, as written

and performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

We hope you enjoy the exhibition – and play on!