Shakespeare Lives is an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. Find out more.
Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
The fifth film in our Shakespeare Lives series, Miranda’s Letter, is a tale about mother-daughter relationships, or more often the lack thereof in Shakespeare's work. Inspired by 'The Tempest' and filmed on the beautiful South Devon coast, the film stars Raffey Cassidy as Miranda, and Anne-Marie Duff as the mother. Director Theresa Griffiths shared the following about what inspire her to make 'Miranda's Letter';
Our free, six-week online course will look at the life, works and legacy of William Shakespeare, while giving participants the chance to practise their English language skills.
Watch our contemporary adaptation of Macbeth (duration 2:03), with Vicky McClure starring as the plotting Lady Macbeth.
A retrospective of films - from 1899 to the present - adapted from and inspired by Shakespeare's work launching in January 2016. Watch the trailer.
Watch our contemporary adaptation of Julius Caesar (Duration 03:17), with Mark Stanley starring as the conspiring Brutus.
Are you learning or teaching English? Take a look at our learning materials: from free online courses to videos and quizzes.
Say I love you with Shakespeare and give modern-day Juliets a brighter future.
Watch 'Star Cross’d' (Duration 04:34). Poet, writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet.
Poisons, potions and drugs: do Shakespearean concoctions really work?
Watch a modern re-imagination of Twelfth Night by SBTV (Duration: 07:38), featuring artists: Eyez, Mic Righteous, Maverick Sabre, Nolay, Nego True and Harry Love.
Arzamas Academy, the Moscow-based educational website, with the support of the British Council Russia, has launched a free Emoji Shakespeare game app for smartphones. Download it here.
Just as the plays incorporate many songs from his own era, so Shakespeare is integral to popular music of many different periods and genres, as an inspiration to echo – or to outdo
A long-term training programme with young disabled adults in Bangladesh that will lead to a new Shakespeare production of Romeo and Juliet in 2016.
Photographers show Shakespeare's global influence in a modern and refreshing way.
Do you find Shakespeare funny? He wrote stories about every human emotion under the sun from anger and fear, to love and happiness - all of which make sure his plays still have the power to resonate with modern audiences. But could the humour in his plays prove to be a little more fragile with the passage of time?
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