Living Shakespeare is a collection of essays by eminent thinkers around the world, interpreting themes in Shakespeare’s work for today.
Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
Throughout 2016 the Shakespeare Lives programme is commissioning a series of short films from British creatives which reimagine Shakespeare's works for a modern audience.
We invite you to create a scene from one of Shakespeare's most loved plays in under two minutes. Find out how
#ShakespeareNoFilter is the retelling of Shakespeare’s plays on Instagram by the British Council. Follow us to watch the story unfold.
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.
A retrospective of films - from 1899 to the present - adapted from and inspired by Shakespeare's work launching in January 2016. Watch the trailer.
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.
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
Poisons, potions and drugs: do Shakespearean concoctions really work?
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.
Find out about upcoming Shakespeare related events in your city or online everywhere.
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.