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The British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign have announced Shakespeare Lives

A variety of events and activities designed to engage over half a billion will take place in 2016 to celebrate Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death.

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Shakespeare Lives
Shakespeare Lives, a programme that will connect the world with the work of the writer in 2016

The British Council and the UK’s GREAT campaign will launch Shakespeare Lives this autumn and the programme will run throughout 2016, exploring Shakespeare as a living writer who still speaks for all people and nations. Activities across English, education and the arts will explore the story of how a playwright from England came to be shared all over the globe.

One of the highlights of the programme will be All The World’s A Stage, a mass participation project that will invite people from all over the world to upload and share clips of themselves performing lines from Shakespeare plays, culminating in a record breaking, crowd-sourced performance and a new digital version of Shakespeare’s works.

Published 29 April 2015