Shakespeare Lives through Schools*
In 2016, British Council invited the world to take part in a programme of events and activities, Shakespeare Lives, to celebrate the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death.
As a legacy of the programme, lots of great resources are available online for students of Shakespeare and we have compiled some of the most engaging and interactive of these into a pocket-sized, student-friendly flyer. Resources include ‘Mix the Play’, an interactive platform that allows students to direct their own custom Shakespeare scene and ‘Emoji Shakespeare’, a downloadable app that allows students to engage with Shakespeare in a fun, new way.
As part of Shakespeare Lives 2016, the British Council and Queen's University also collaborated on an exhibition to celebrate Kenneth Branagh's remarkable – and prolific – career which has seen him breathe new life into Shakespeare on stage and screen, and open up the work of Shakespeare to a global audience. A leaflet has been produced to accompany the exhibition.
The Kenneth Branagh exhibition, leaflet and Shakespeare Lives student flyer are available to post-primary schools across Ireland and Northern Ireland during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Click on the link below to find out more about how to get all these great Shakespeare resources for your school!
*Please note there is no cost to any school for the exhibition or other materials.