Shakespeare's work promoted as anniversary marked
23 April 2014 Last updated at 17:30 BST
William Shakespeare's work is being promoted as celebrations are held to mark the 450th anniversary of his birthday.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is working to connect members of the public to the Bard's words, including giving children at Springhead Primary school in Stoke-on-Trent a first taste of live Shakespeare with The Taming of the Shrew.
BBC Midlands Today's arts reporter Satnam Rana has more details.