British Council celebrates Shakespeare Lives with a range of exciting programme for all ages

on 23rd April, 2016 at the British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi


Shakespeare Lives is a major programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

British Council Delhi invites you to an exciting array of programmes on Saturday 23, April to commemorate this special occasion.


Programme schedule:

Title Time

1.    Shakespeare Inter- School Quiz: conducted by Ajay Poonia

0930 – 1230 hours

2.    Shakespeare Workshops: for family members of the  Library


1000 – 1400 hours


3.    All the World’s A Stage: cultural programme curated by Ashoka University

a.    Shakespeare Shorts – Four Mini Plays based on Shakespeare

b.    ShakeSlam – Reimagining Shakespeare in Poetry

c.    Shakespeare and Bollywood – by Jonathan Gil Harris


1400  – 1630 hours





4.    Film screening ‘Hamlet’: featuring Maxine Peake as Hamlet
(Manchester Royal Exchange stage production)

1700 – 1930 hours

5.    As You Like It: music and dance performance by The Jass B’stards

2000 – 2200 hours



6.    Shakespeare Books exhibition and sale by Oxford University Press in the Library
21 to 23 April


1000 – 1900 hours



The British Council

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We also manage prestigious scholarships and training awards, including the Jubilee scholarships, the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan and the Charles Wallace India Trust awards. Our English language centres in Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata provide a range of general and business English classes, specialised skills based programmes and young learner courses. We work with a wide range of Indian partners in cities all over India enabling British and Indian experts to meet and collaborate and to nurture mutually beneficial relationships.

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