Adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carl Hunter from Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', the final film in our #ShakespeareLives series uses the otherworldly landscape of Crosby beach and Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculptures to create a fantastical modern version of the play.
Shakespeare Lives short film collection
Throughout 2016 the British Council and GREAT are commissioning a series of short films from the UK's creative sector, which reimagine some of Shakespeare's most famous works for a modern audience. With a new film released each month the collection reflects the diversity and breadth of the British creative industries. Watch this space to catch all the newest launches.
The tenth film in our Shakespeare Lives short film collection, King Lear; Act 2 Scene 4 starring Phil Davis, is BAFTA nominated director Billy Lumby's modern retelling of Shakespeare's play of the same name.
Dear Mister Shakespeare is the ninth film in our Shakespeare Lives short film collection, and is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Othello.
Viktoria Modesta and Sing J. Lee's sci-fi "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Something's rotten down at 'The Prince of Denmark'...
Watch the sixth film in our series celebrating Shakespeare in 2016. Come To Me is modern blues song inspired by As You Like It
The fifth film in our Shakespeare Lives series, Miranda’s Letter, is a tale about mother-daughter relationships set on the South Devon coast.
Watch our contemporary adaptation of Macbeth (duration 2:03), with Vicky McClure starring as the plotting Lady Macbeth.
Watch our contemporary adaptation of Julius Caesar (Duration 03:17), with Mark Stanley starring as the conspiring Brutus.
Watch 'Star Cross’d' (Duration 04:34). Poet, writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet.
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.