Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death
About Shakespeare Lives
Shakespeare Lives is a global programme of activities celebrating the world's most popular playwright's work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. Join us through the year for more.
Maxine Peake as Hamlet
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.
Shakespeare on Film - touring collection
The British Council and BFI presents a tour of the best award-winning collection of cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare's works over the years. Join us through 2016 for screenings
Exploring English: free online course
Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.
Shakespeare Lives in photography
Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.
Shakespeare Lives in science
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?
SBTV Twelfth Night Film
A rap version interpretation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by UK artists Maverick Sabre, Mic Righetous, Eyez, NoLay and Nego True
#PlayYourPart - favourite Shakespeare moment
It's the year of Shakespeare and we are asking people to share their favourite moment from any of his plays, writings or poems as part of the #PlayYourPart campaign