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Happy birthday Shakespeare! article icon

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Happy birthday Shakespeare!

It has been over 400 years since Shakespeare died, but his works still 'play on' today. Explore the life, times and legacy of the Bard of Avon...

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Shakespeare Speaks

Explore the English language through the phrases, plays and personality of William Shakespeare.

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Fakespeare: Rewriting the bard

Rewrite Shakespeare’s best bits for the 21st Century and reveal your inner wordsmith.

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Hamlet and Elizabethan England

 Explore the historical context of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' in Elizabethan England with Dr Hannah Lavery, Associate Lecturer at The Open University,

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From old English to modern English

Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings - how did they impact the English language? Marisa Lohr traces the origins and development of the English language, from its early beginnings around 450 AD to the modern global language we use today.

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Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction - An OpenMinds talk video icon

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Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction - An OpenMinds talk

Professor Richard Danson Brown explores poetry, comparison and education in a lecture for The Open University.

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Thirty-seven winters of discontent

Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been garlanded with the same grim title.

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TV, Radio & Events 

Living Shakespeare

Why is Shakespeare so widely acclaimed across the globe? Our new series with the BBC takes us on a worldwide journey to discover people's personal experiences with the Bard's works. 

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OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016

Ice falling from planes isn't an urban myth - it can be more dangerous than that. Plus how Victorians saw Shakespeare. Learning and research from across the day.

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Living Shakespeare: Alissar Caracalla on Lebanon and A Midsummer Night’s Dream video icon

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Living Shakespeare: Alissar Caracalla on Lebanon and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Choreographer Alissar Caracalla reimagines A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the mountains of Lebanon.

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Living Shakespeare: Hong Ying on China and the sonnets

Shakespeare's sonnets were once banned in China and are now popular with the gay community. Hong Ying, author of ‘Daughter of the River’ looks at Shakespeare’s sonnets as they relate to sexuality and love in China. 

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Living Shakespeare: Dame Evelyn Glennie on the UK and The Tempest

The United Kingdom's Dame Evelyn Glennie talks us through her unique way of hearing and interpreting Shakespeare’s The Tempest. 

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