Celebrating the famous script-writer William Shakespeare’s achievements, a year of cultural and artistic events are taking place across London to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. With some of his most famous pieces including ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’, the events will be comprising of theatre, music, opera, dance and exhibitions with an emphasis on creativity. Educational events will help engage and show new audiences the national and global influence Shakespeare has had on the world.
William Shakespeare is no longer just a London playwright-er, but he is a poet for the world. The season as a whole is organised by our summer school centre King’s College London with Shakespearean academics contributing to the historical season. Students on our Bucksmore London and our London Advanced Studies Program are located at King’s College London where they have the unique opportunity to visit Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.
Additionally, students on our Oxford Advanced Studies Program can take advantage of studying Shakespeare’s Plays and Elizabethan England as one of their tutorial subjects or even visiting Shakespeare’s birth place (Stratford-upon-Avon) on an excursion.
Further information about Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary events can be found using the following link: http://www.shakespeare400.org/