Shakespeare Lives in 2016

About Shakespeare Lives

Shakespeare Lives, a global programme celebrating Shakespeare’s work and influence, will run from January to December 2016.

Taking a Selfie, SHAKEspeare

We joined hands with JCDecaux Bus again to launch an online activity “SHAKEspeare” from 5 September to 16 October.

Shakespeare on the Metro

Play Your Part 3 launches with Shakespeare on the Metro

From August 31 to the end of December, passengers on Shanghai Metro Line 2 will have a chance to ride on this special Shakespeare Lives train.

Programme of events

Find out about upcoming Shakespeare related events, both in China and online.

Ian McKellen, spearheading the BFI’s Shakespeare on Film programme, at the BFI National Archive.

Shakespeare Lives Smart Talk

As part of the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives campaign, Smart Talk will bring a number of Shakespeare experts to share their stories with students and members of the public in China.

Free online course (MOOC)

Our free, six-week online course will look at the life, works and legacy of William Shakespeare, while giving participants the chance to practise their English language skills.

Shakespeare Lives in Photography

Photographers show Shakespeare's global influence in a modern and refreshing way.

Shakespeare Lives in the English Language

The UK is a global leader in the English language. Shakespeare Lives is supporting English language teaching and learning in China.

Shakespeare Lives in Science

Poisons, potions and drugs: do Shakespearean concoctions really work?