Shakespeare Lives

Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.

About Shakespeare Lives

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Exploring English: free online course

Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.

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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?

Shakespeare Lives in comedy

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?

Shakespeare Lives Schools' Pack

An education pack containing resources to engage schoolchildren in the modern relevance of Shakespeare's works.

English learning materials for students

Are you learning or teaching English? Take a look at our learning materials: from free online courses to videos and quizzes.