About Shakespeare Lives

What is Shakespeare Lives?

Shakespeare Lives is a global programme of events and activities celebrating the world's most popular playwright's work on the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

The programme will include a host of events, including innovative theatre and dance performances, film screenings, globally sourced art exhibitions, and educational resources for English language learners.

How can I get involved?

A major highlight will be a mass participation project inviting people worldwide to respond creatively to scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, culminating in a crowd-sourced digital reimagining of Shakespeare’s works. 

Plenty of other opportunities to get involved in Shakespeare Lives events and workshops can be found by visiting the Shakespeare Lives website.

To get involved in the conversation follow #ShakespeareLives on Twitter

In The Press

The Straits Times 6 January 2016

The Straits Times 16 January 2016


Shakespeare Exhibition at the National Libraries

Presented by British Council and the National Library Board.

Shakespeare Lives is a global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. Together with the National Library Board, we would like to invite you to experience the world of Shakespeare at the Public Libraries! Come and discover the life and works of the bard at our "Letters to Shakespeare" exhibition, performances, talks and more!

 The "Letters to Shakespeare" Exhibition will be travelling to the following libraries:

 15 March – 15 May: library@esplanade

19 May – 19 June: Central Public Library 

23 June – 23 July: Marine Parade Public Library 

27 July – 29 August: Clementi Public Library 

2 September – 29 September: Woodlands Regional Library

Time: Library Opening Hours

Shakespeare Lives Film Screening at the Arts House

Presented by British Council and the Arts House.

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Shakespeare Lives in Film is a showcase of six classic adaptations of the Bard’s work. Featuring Laurence Olivier’s Academy Award winning performance as Hamlet and the groundbreaking casting of Laurence Fishburne as Othello, the first major cinematic production of the work to cast an African-American in the title role, these landmark performances are not to be missed by fans and neophytes.

Dates: 20 - 24 April 2016
Venue: Screening Room, The Arts House
Tickets: $10, concessions @ $7 available at www.bytes.sg or at the box office

The Arts House Box Office
1 Old Parliament Lane
Singapore 179429
T: 6332 6919
E: bytes@artshouse.sg


British Council GREAT Lecture Series: Shakespeare and the Law –:Henry IV Part 2, Common Law, and the English Utopia

Presented by the British Council GREAT Lecture Series In collaboration with University of Warwick and SMU

An insight into the representation of English law through the plays of Shakespeare using Henry IV, Part 2 as a model. This lecture will provide a clear idea of Shakespeare’s portrayal of England, and the way in which law and the state developed during the period in which the play was written.

Date: 4 April 2016
Time: 6 - 8.30 PM
Venue: Auditorium, Singapore Management University
Free Admission.  Pre-register online at www.britishcouncil.sg/events




















































Auditorium, Singapore Management University