A global programme for 2016 celebrates Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death
The British High Commission Singapore and British Council have announced a host of exciting activities for Shakespeare Lives, a major global programme to celebrate Shakespeare’s works and his influence, which will run from January to December 2016. To kickstart Shakespeare Lives in Singapore, the British Council is offering a free online course which will look at the life and works of William Shakespeare, from his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London, from where he secured his central place in English literature.
Starting from 11 January 2016, this Exploring English: Shakespeare 6-week course will run up to 21 February 2016 and is for people who are learning English and interested in the language and legacy of William Shakespeare. Featuring five of Shakespeare’s plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Macbeth, participants will learn English through sharing ideas and opinions on the universal themes Shakespeare addressed in his work. As a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), users can sign up at any time. Short quizzes will check users’ understanding and there are no pre-requisites for participants other than access to a computer/mobile device and the internet. For more information on the free online Exploring English: Shakespeare course, follow #FLShakespeareEE or click here.