Intrigue is the word for this year’s celebrations to mark the significant anniversary of this fascinating playwright, poet, actor, and arguably the greatest writer ever in the English language.

Visitors can join numerous exciting events around Oxford city with exhibitions, drama, poetry, film showings, art, music and dance in abundance. Conferences, talks and schools projects are also included.  Many of Oxfordshire’s 30-plus cultural organisations will also be joining in the party with their own anniversary contributions.

More details are available on the Shakespeare event website.  See below taster:

Shakespeare Jubilee: Shakespeare’s birth (and death) day week. The event runs from 22nd to 30th April and is full to the brim with fabulous activities, including:

A ‘Birthday Parade’ visiting ‘The Painted Room’.

Bands playing Shakespeare songs in The Weston Library.

Hip Hop Richard II at 02 Academy, concerts, manga book events and much more.

Shakespeare’s Dead

This major exhibition at the Bodleian Library is curated by Dr Emma Smith and Professor Simon Palfrey of the University of Oxford’s English Faculty.  It explores themes of death in Shakespeare’s intriguing works.

Speak the Speech

Theatre Directors and actors team up with Shakespeare scholars in a series of high profile lectures by the University of Oxford English Faculty.  This event will bring the word ‘scholarship’ to life in a lively fashion.

If you are passionate about drama the Creation Theatre Company’s King Lear is worth adding to the diary. 

This event takes place in Blackwell’s Norrington Room and is a production not to be missed! The performance takes place in one of three Shakespeare plays (2016 season).  Oxford Playhouse, The Old Fire Station, The North Wall and Pegasus Theatre will all be programming thrilling Shakespeare plays for audiences.

There is no doubt that Shakespeare Oxford 2016 will ensure the City is the place to visit this year and delight visitors, exploring a rich selection of Shakespearean expertise and creative talent.

Find out more:

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