Discover more about Shakespeare Lives and explore the full set of resources at shakespearelives.org.
Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
British Council and Yaşar University, Department of English Language and Literature are jointly organising a one day conference on Shakespeare
People who love Shakespeare and films will enjoy the screening of four films on Shakespeare in four cities as part of the Shakespeare Lives Programme in 2016.
With all-star casts including James Norton, David Harewood, Gemma Arterton and Dominic West, the 37 new Complete Walk short films (one for each play) are shot on location around the world. Watch them here... for a limited time only!
The Shakespeare Shorts competition gave you a chance to showcase your cinematic talent to the world and take part in a global tribute to Shakespeare!
An interactive video platform that sees the British Council collaborate with the Old Vic Theatre. Create a scene from one of Shakespeare's most loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Direct a scene from one of Shakespeare's most loved plays, Romeo and Juliet. Using film samples and effects, you can control a range of elements, including the cast, setting and music.
Wherever you are in the world, you can enjoy the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival until the end of September 2016.
The programme, prepared in collaboration with Açık Radyo (94.9 FM) will be aired last Friday of every month between May –September 2016.
British Council will be with the Ankara International Film Festival to screen 2 Hamlet’s: Laurence Olivier’s 1948 production and NTLive’s 2015 production with Benedict Cumberbatch.
In collaboration with the British Council, IKSV’s Theatre Festival staged three performances by the award-winning UK theatre company Spymonkey between 24-26 May.
Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.
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, featuring artists: Eyez, Mic Righteous, Maverick Sabre, Nolay, Nego True and Harry Love. (Duration: 07:38 minutes)
Desire. Murder. Revenge. Maxine Peake as Hamlet will screen in 2016. Watch the trailer here.
Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.
Look out for Shakespeare films, old and new, screening internationally and online in 2016. Watch the trailer (Duration: 01:53 minutes)
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?
Do you find Shakespeare funny? He wrote stories about every human emotion under the sun from anger and fear, to love and happiness. But could the humour plays prove to be a little more fragile with the passage of time?
An education pack containing resources to engage schoolchildren in the modern relevance of Shakespeare's works.
Are you learning or teaching English? Take a look at our learning materials: from free online courses to videos and quizzes.