«British» passenger on Shakespearian train in Moscow metro
Since the middle of October the special train of Moscow metro “Poetry in metro” has represented the exhibition “Shakespeare’s drama” at Arbatsko-Pokrovaksaya line.
This exhibition was originally prepared in May by the Moscow Metro and the British Council to celebrate the Bard’s jubilee.
The project was implemented at the Filyovskaya line. For the half of the year the train had been carrying passengers before it was renovated and transferred to the one of the busiest lines of the capital’s metro system.
The “Shakespearian cat” looking like the cartoon cat pictured at the wall in the first carriage of the train became the first passenger at the new route.
The British Shorthair cat was chosen as one of characters for decoration. At the portrait Shakespeare holds the pet in his arms. This idea was to emphasize the number of mentions of cats in the Bard’s works – more than 40.
The Shakespearean train not only changed the route, but also became more comfortable, one more carriage was added. Now it accommodates more passengers at the busy line. Also the train is full of poet’s quotations.
Now the new train has five different unique carriages, each one has its own pictograms, lines and images, specially designed for Moscow metro passengers.