William Shakespeare

Shakes-purr-rean cats at Stratford-upon-Avon cafe
Cats named after Shakespeare characters hang out at Stratford-upon-Avon cafe.
Making Shakespeare accessible to young Londoners
Thousands of school children have been given free tickets to watch a short version of Romeo and Juliet.

Children perform Shakespeare-inspired Bollywood dance

Children performing a Bollywood dance inspired by Romeo and Juliet have marked the start of the annual Shakespeare week celebrations.

The children from Blakesley Hall Primary School could be seen at Birmingham's Moor Street station.

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More than 12,000 primary schools have signed up to explore the playwright's language and stories.

Branding Genius

Who owns Shakespeare? Graphic designer Teresa Monachino goes in search of Brand Bard.
Who owns Shakespeare? The English? The tourist industry? The world? 

Branding and Graphic Designer Teresa Monachino goes in search of the 21st century phenomenon that is William Shakespeare and uncovers his contradictory brand values, with the help of a distinguished cast:

Rev Dr Paul Edmondson from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust,
Nick Eagleton and Katherina Tudball from SuperUnion
Greg Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company
Vikki Heywood, Outgoing Chairman of the Royal Society of the Arts
Chino Odimba, Writer 
Professor Michael Dobson, The Shakespeare Institute
Duncan Lees, Warwick University
Michael Pennington, Actor, Director, Writer and Founder of the English Shakespeare Company
Alicia Maksimova, Filmmaker
Wind up Will

Producer: Ellie Richold.