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22 Apr – 30 Sep 2016, Shakespeare Lives
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
Stunning images of the new adaptations of Shakespeare's historical plays starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Sophie Okonedo.
A Midsummer Night's Stream! Live from Shakespeare's Globe
Catch up with the ‘riotous and celebratory’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream live streamed from the world-famous theatre.
Maggie Smith in a lost treasure from the BBC Archive
Watch Dame Maggie in Franco Zeffirelli's 1967 National Theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing, long though to be lost but now newly restored.
Two of the greatest contemporary Hamlets, Simon Russell Beale and Adrian Lester, discuss this most celebrated and challenging of roles.
Shakespeare's Globe: The Complete Walk
An all-star cast bring alive Shakespeare's 37 plays - and here's the twist: each lavish 10 minute vignette is made on location in the real setting of each plot.
Exploring Hamlet in depth
Enigmatic, conflicted, sensitive, philosophical, melancholy, Hamlet is a unique challenge for any actor. Delve into the BBC archives with performers ranging from Orson Welles to David Tennant.
Shakespeare's strong-willed women
Did powerful and independent contemporary women inspire Shakespeare’s compelling female characters?
The united nations of screen Shakespeare
From the BFI: a selection of Shakespeare films with an international twist
Did you see them here first?
We've scoured the archives for famous faces from Rickman to Mirren and Redgrave to McKellen as you may not have seen them before.
Who wrote Shakespeare?
Dr Martin Wiggins of the Shakespeare Institute investigates, with surprising results...
Great Shakespeare Speeches
Relive some of the most memorable, classic and timeless Shakespeare speeches.
An A to Z of saucy Shakespeare - in song!
Listen to an exclusive World Premiere as composer Michael Nyman sets the Bard's bawdy words in his new 'list' song.
Welcome to Shakespeare Land!
Travel back in time to a bygone Stratford-upon-Avon through the lens of the BFI's fascinating collection of travelogues.
From the Shakespeare Lives partners
Hay Festival: Talking About Shakespeare
Actors, authors, academics and more discuss favourite moments and memories of the Bard
Royal Opera House
A glimpse into the archives: The surprising history of Shakespeare at the Royal Opera House
Shakespeare on Film screenings and events around the UK
Royal Shakespeare Company
From All's Well That Ends Well to The Winter's Tale explore the RSC Shakespeare A to Z
1616: A momentous year. What else was happening in the year Shakespeare died? Find out with The Globe.
Explore a wealth of events and activities and watch films marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death
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Much Ado About Nothing starring Maggie Smith (1967)
Early appearances: Ian McKellen as Richard II (BBC, 1971)
The Magic Behind Derek Jarman's 1979 Film of The Tempest
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