Shakespeare lives

2016 commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this poet and playwright, considered the greatest writer of English literature. The web and social media are posting links and events that will help you learn more about his life, and understand why he became so relevant. You can follow hashtags on twitter like #shakespeare, #shakespeare400thanniversary or #shakespearelives to get more information.

Shakespeare Lives on Film trailer from British Council Film on Vimeo.

Any time is a good time to discover the works of writers you’ve never read before, but given the quantity of information and ideas these days, now could be just the right moment to read something by Shakespeare. I suggest visiting these pages and links to start:

A complete list of his works.

A youtube playlist featuring trailers of film adapatations of his work.

Play this fun kahoot game to revise or learn some interesting facts about Shakespeare’s life.

And don’t miss all the interesting posts on BBC Learn English.