Find out more about Shakespeare Lives and our programme of events and activities in 2016.
IFOA and the British Council are celebrating Shakespeare's enduring legacy with a lively programme of events and activities at the 37th edition of the festival.
The British Council is pleased to invite internationally renowned author Hisham Matar and poetry slam champion Deanna Rodger to Vancouver Writers Fest for Shakespeare related activities.
Deanna Rodger was invited to host spoken word workshops at Vancouver Writers Fest and IFOA in Toronto with local emerging spoken word poets. See the amazing result in our short video!
Toronto-based artist Tallulah Fontaine created illustrations based on sonnet 43 as part of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary.
Wherever you are in the world, you’ll be able to join a star-studded cast as they celebrate the life and works of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.
TIFF is celebrating the rich legacy of the Bard's immortal works on screen this summer as part of their Shakespeare on Film series.
Mix the Play is an interactive video platform that invites you to create a scene from one of Shakespeare's most loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Shakespeare Shorts competition is a chance for you to showcase your cinematic talent to the world and take part in a global tribute to Shakespeare!
The Shakespeare Lives Microfestival in Toronto celebrated Shakespeare's 400th this spring with an innovative and interactive programme of performances, workshops and debates.
Share your favourite Shakespeare moment this year! Let's celebrate his genius and the inspiration he has given to billions of people around the world and through the ages! #PlayYourPart
Check out some of the photos from our photo-booth at the Shakespeare + Canada Symposium in Ottawa!
Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.
Watch poet, writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet.
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.
Look out for Shakespeare films, old and new, screening internationally and online in 2016.
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?
Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.