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.
Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
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.
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?
Nell Leyshon reflects on her experience of writing a short story inspired by the new anthology Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets: Twelve Stories After Shakespeare and Cervantes.
14 Lines or Less Shakespearean open mic at the 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest –a Bocas Lit Fest / British Council collaboration
The British Council, the GREAT Britain campaign and an unprecedented number of partners are commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death