Find out more about Shakespeare Lives in 2016 and watch our short animation (2.36 mins)
In 2016 we marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death witth events, activities and content that celebrated his work.
Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.
Mix the Play is back! This time, the British Council collaborate with acclaimed Director, Roysten Abel. And you will be able to direct the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.
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.
Adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carl Hunter, this film uses the otherworldly landscape of Crosby beach and Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculptures. (Duration: 04:12)
BAFTA nominated director Billy Lumby explores ageing and mental health in his modern retelling of King Lear. (Duration: 04:03)
Dear Mister Shakespeare is the ninth film in our Shakespeare Lives short film collection, and is inspired by William Shakespeare’s Othello. (Duration 05:22)
Viktoria Modesta and Sing J. Lee's sci-fi "A Midsummer Night's Dream". (Duration 03:04)
Something's rotten down at 'The Prince of Denmark'. (Duration: 04:02)
In the sixth short film in our collection, actor and musician Anjana Vasan performs her original piece, Come To Me - a song for lovers. (duration: 05:20)
The fifth film in our Shakespeare Lives series, Miranda’s Letter, is a tale about mother-daughter relationships, or more often the lack thereof in Shakespeare's work. (duration: 05:15)
Watch our contemporary adaptation of Macbeth (duration 2:03), with Vicky McClure starring as the plotting Lady Macbeth.
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.