Women outside Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London
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People from around the world recite Shakespeare lines

William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of a British Council survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Five thousand young adults in India, Brazil, Germany, China and the USA were asked to name a person they associated with contemporary UK arts and culture - Shakespeare was the most popular response, with an overall score of 14%.

BBC News asked people outside Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London how well they knew Shakespeare's work..

  • 23 Apr 2014
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