Shakespeare Lives in 2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 11:00am to Saturday, 30 April 2016 - 7:00pm

The British Council in Kolkata is organising a series of activities including workshops, panel discussions, contests and more to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare. We invite you to this exciting array of programmes beginning on Saturday, 23 April to commemorate this special occasion.

Join us for the following events in April 2016:

Shakespeare on Leadership and Power

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2016
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: British Council Kolkata

The seminar will discuss the vision of leadership, power and managing conflict through Shakespeare’s plays.

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Mask-making workshop: Inspired by bard’s characters

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2016
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Venue: British Council Kolkata 
Age Group: 8 to 13 years

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Shakespeare’s Monologues followed by a panel discussion

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2016
Time: 18:30 onwards 
Venue: British Council Kolkata
Performance: Actor Riddhi Sen
Panellists: Actor-director Kaushik Sen, festival director Malavika Banerjee, poet Srijato, music director Debojyoti Mishra and educationist Mousumi Ghosh


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Date: 26 - 27 April, 2016
Time:  19:00
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan

The Young Adults Repertoire of Creative Arts Studio in association with British Council present Shakespeare’s well known comedy.

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Shakespeare in the Language Centre

14-23 April: Students relive Shakespeare’s world famous plays, learn English through his popular comedies and discover aspects of the bard’s life and works through podcasts, blog contests and live streaming of videos. They also take part in a blogging contest on the topic “The Shakespearean film/adaptation that has influenced me the most and why”. The winning blog(s) will be featured on the British Council India Blog.

16 May-3 June: Registrations are also open for the English Language Centre’s three-week Summer School on Shakespeare, for children between the ages of 8 and 15. As part of the programme, children will be introduced to a range of Shakespeare’s plays and will have the opportunity to experiment with drama and theatre. To find out more visit