Find out more about Shakespeare Lives in 2016 and watch our short animation.
Shakespeare Lives was a year-long global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. The programme was run by the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign and celebrated Shakespeare as a playwright for all people and all nations. More than 140 countries took part in the festivities, with people experiencing Shakespeare through film screenings, exhibitions, performances and in schools, alongside a programme of unique online collaborations.
The British Council and GREAT Britain campaign commissioned a series of short films from the UK's creative sector which reimagined some of Shakespeare's most famous works.
Direct your own production of A Midsummer Night's Dream!
The Shakespeare Lives schools’ pack was created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016.