London’s Olympic summer has a Shakespearean flavor

A copy of the "Complete Works of Shakespeare" is displayed and signed by Nelson Mandela and owned by Sonny Venkatrathnam, who was imprisoned on Robben Island in South Africa, during the press view of the "Shakespeare: staging the world" exhibition at the British Museum in London, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. The exhibition, which is being held as part of the London 2012 cultural Olympiad, provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city 400 years ago, seen through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare's plays. It runs from July 19 to November 25. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)As the world comes to Britain for the Olympics, Britain is celebrating arguably its greatest gift to the world — the plays of William Shakespeare.