The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Credit: Phil Dolby
You may have read in the news recently that 23 April 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
On last week's BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live, Edward Wilson-Lee (Faculty of English) and Victoria Bartels (Faculty of History) contributed to the commemorations of the death of Shakespeare.
The BBC Shakespeare Festival has lots more TV & Radio programmes coming up, as well as articles on historical performances, and Much Ado Near Me, which features regional Shakespeare resources, including clips and articles for Newcastle, York and the Tees.
There are also upcoming events in and around London as part of Shakespeare400, a season of cultural and artistic events throughout the year celebrating Shakespeare's creative achievement and his profound influence on culture across the centuries. Events include theatre, music, opera, dance, and exhibitions. Some highlights:
- Exhibition - Shakespeare Revisitied: Portraits of contemporary authors re-telling Shakespeare - Shakespeare's Globe, London, 20 April – 2 May 2016
- Talk - Shakespeare, Language and the Elizabethan Mind - St Botolph’s Hall, London, 5 May 2016
- Screening - Shakespeare on Film: A season of film, TV and special events in cinemas - various dates and UK locations
- Performance - Henry V (Open Air Theatre) - Regent's Park, London, 17 June - 09 July 2016