Shakespeare was the most influential of all English writers and poets. He has had a significant influence in the shaping of English literature and the development of the English language. Shakespeare Lives is an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of his birthday.

Shakespeare Lives

Shakespeare Lives is an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations by participating in a unique online collaboration and experiencing the work of Shakespeare directly on stage, through film, exhibitions and in schools. The programme aims to reach over half a billion people around the world. The British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign are working with host of British theatres, museums, educators and artists on brand new productions of Shakespeare’s plays, film adaptations, public readings and educational resources for schools and English language learners of all ages in the UK and around the world.  

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