The British Museum is getting excited about its major exhibition Shakespeare: Staging The World, which opens on 19 July and carries on until 25 November as part of the London 2012 Festival. Maps, prints, drawings, paintings, tapestries, arms and armour, books, coins and medals will bring Shakespeare's world to life. For £14 a throw, it can stay dead as far as I'm concerned. Another tourist ripoff. CLICK for more information and a soppy video performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Visit the museum's freebies instead.