#ShakespeareNoFilter is the retelling of Shakespeare’s plays on Instagram by the British Council. Follow us to watch the story unfold.
Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
Find out more about Shakespeare Lives in 2016 and watch our short animation (2.36 mins).
View the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival
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.
Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.
Watch a modern re-imagination of Twelfth Night by SBTV, featuring artists: Eyez, Mic Righteous, Maverick Sabre, Nolay, Nego True and Harry Love. (Duration: 07:38 minutes)
Desire. Murder. Revenge. Maxine Peake as Hamlet will screen in 2016. Watch the trailer here.
Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.
Look out for Shakespeare films, old and new, screening internationally and online in 2016. Watch the trailer (Duration: 01:53 minutes).
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?