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.
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.
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.