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Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
Experience the best of British theatre at the cinema with NT Live: watch Hamlet on stage with Benedict Cumberbatch filmed at the Barbican Theatre.
- Tuesday 06 December 2016
- 7.30pm at Cinema Le Balzac
It's a global programme of events and activities celebrating the world's most popular playwright's work. Find out more about Shakespeare Lives and watch our short animation (2.36 min).
With all-star casts including James Norton, David Harewood, Gemma Arterton and Dominic West, the 37 new Complete Walk short films (one for each play) are shot on location around the world.
This free online course will look at the life, works and legacy of William Shakespeare while giving participants the chance to practise their English language skills.
Monday 27 February 2017 to Friday 07 April 2017
An interactive video platform. Create a scene from one of Shakespeare's most loved plays: Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
As part of our Shakespeare Lives programme in France, the British Embassy and the British Council partner with the Comédie-Française for a first time event: the first homage to Shakespeare to take place in Molière's symbolic home - the Comédie-Française.
- Saturday 23 April 2016
Join a star-studded cast as they celebrate the life and works of Shakespeare 400 years after his death. Enjoy the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival until the end of September 2016.
From the 6 April 2016 and for a month the RATP will post in the Parisian metro's trains and platforms, nine quotes of William Shakespeare offering travellers a literary break.
Look out for Shakespeare films, old and new, screening internationally and online in 2016.
Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?
Watch our contemporary adaptation of Julius Caesar (Duration 03:17), with Mark Stanley starring as the conspiring Brutus.
Desire. Murder. Revenge. Maxine Peake as Hamlet will screen in 2016. Watch the trailer here.
We are partnering with Voluntary Services Overseas to use the power of Shakespeare’s work to give real help to children in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Tuesday 05 January 2016 - 00.00 to Sunday 31 January 2016 - 00.00
This event will focus on the relevance of Shakespeare's legacy today, exploring what his work is bringing to the current challenges and debates around the world.
- Monday 21 March 2016
- British Council Paris, 18h30
Enjoy a long summer night outside and watch Zeffirelli's adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" for which he won two Oscars in 1968.
- Tuesday 26 July 2016
- 10pm, La Villette, Paris