Shakespeare Lives is a global programme of events and activities celebrating the world's most popular playwright's work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. The programme will include a host of events, including innovative theatre and dance performances, film screenings, globally sourced art exhibitions, and educational resources for English language learners. 

A major highlight will be a mass participation project inviting people worldwide to respond creatively to scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, culminating in a crowd-sourced digital reimagining of Shakespeare’s works. Plenty of other opportunities to get involved in Shakespeare Lives events and workshops can be found by visiting the Shakespeare Lives website. To get involved in the conversation follow #ShakespeareLives on Twitter.

Shakespeare Lives in Schools

Shakespeare Lives Schools’ Pack

This Shakespeare Lives Schools’ pack has been created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016.

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Play your part

Watch and share your favourite Shakespeare with the hashtag #PlayYourPart.

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Shakespeare plays on TheatreHD

Watch a selection of performances based on work by the famous British playwright with our TheatreHD program.

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Learn through Shakespeare

An exciting new project to mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death offering English products that support language learning through Shakespeare-focused materials, a MOOC, a seminar series, and fun activities for kids and teens.

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Events

Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. Find out about upcoming events in your city or online everywhere.

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Shakespeare Lives: get involved

Get involved with Shakespeare Lives through our competitions, games, workshops and more.

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