1616: A Momentous Year is a year-long series of events, talks, lectures and special performances, and our Exhibition will be packed with special displays and unique items from around the world, all celebrating the life of the world’s greatest playwright.
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On Sunday 11 September, the final performance of Emma Rice's Bollywood-infused A Midsummer Night's Dream was streamed live around the world for audiences to enjoy for free as part of Shakespeare Lives, the online festival co-curated by the BBC and the British Council.
In the lead up to the broadcast, BBC presenter Lindsay Chapman took audiences on an access all-areas tour of the Globe, including interviews with the company and insights into the running of our magical venue, before actor and comedian Meera Syal introduced the production.
See what audiences around the world had to say about #DreamLive
This short explores the creative process of creating a new score to the BFI'S Silent Shakespeare series, featuring our Director of Music Bill Barclay and Globe composers and musicians.
In an age when women were not considered equals, did Shakespeare speak up for women?
Who were Shakespeare's compelling female characters?
BBC Shakespeare travelled through 24 hours with time-related quotations from the Bard.
How would you cope in a Shakespeare play? Take the test and see if you can beat the Bard.
From the 22 April – 30 Sep 2016, the BBC will be marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Take a look at their website to see further audio & video clips, articles, picture galleries and much more.
Staged readings celebrating Jonson, Beaumont and the influence of Cervantes.
Explore how dramatists responded to death and its portrayal on the Jacobean stage.
Current special Exhibitions include two paintings by Alain Senez, inspired by Shakespeare.
See what other inspiring events make up Globe Education's programme of events for 2016.
A new record label from Shakespeare's Globe
Our new record label captures the intimacy of our candlelit concerts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and brings together some of the world's finest musicians in special, unexpected collaborations. Our first release, Songs From Our Ancestors, is available to buy now.
BBC Symphony Orchestra at Barbican: 4 October, 7.30pm
A rare opportunity to experience Florent Schmitt’s highly perfumed score Antoine et Cléopâtre in a dramatic context. Conducted by Sakari Oramo, with readings from Globe actors focusing on the characters Antony, Cleopatra and Enobarbus.
Poet, playwright, muse
Whether in songs or dances, serenades or marches, Shakespeare’s plays suggest music at every turn. Scholar Stanley Wells explores how sound permeates word and why Shakespeare’s characters and scenarios have proved an enduring inspiration for composers across the centuries.
Anjana Vasan's Bluesy Tribute to As You Like It
Anjana Vasan, who is starring in our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performs a musical triptych inspired by the songs in As You Like It. Directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah, this is the sixth film in the British Council’s Shakespeare Lives 2016 series.
Shakespeare 400: A year of celebrations
Shakespeare Lives in 2016
The Complete Walk to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death
Globe to Globe Hamlet Online Exhibition
Globe to Globe Hamlet Map