View the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival.
Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
Shakespeare lives in Kenya ! Watch the interview with BBC Focus on Africa featuring Octopizzo and Muthoni the Drummer Queen
Ever wanted to be a director? Direct your own production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The British Council has supported the production of a film version of Sarah Frankcom’s critically acclaimed stage production of Hamlet, which enjoyed a sell-out run at the Manchester Royal Exchange in the UK in 2014. We will screen this film internationally in 2016 as part of the British Council’s Shakespeare on Film touring collection. Details of screenings will be available on this website.
Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.
What is the Shakespeare on Film touring collection? In January 2016 the British Film Institute (BFI) launched a major project celebrating Shakespeare on film. The project includes films dating from 1899 right up to the present day, all adapted from and inspired by Shakespeare’s work. They will screen in cinemas internationally and online. You will find details of screenings on this website in 2016.
This free online course will look at the life, works and legacy of William Shakespeare while giving participants the chance to practise their English language skills.
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?