The World Shakespeare Festival puts "art at the heart of the Olympics", the head of the Cultural Olympiad has said.
The major exhibition would "let us get into the heads of people in theatres during Shakespeare's times", British Museum director Neil MacGregor said. "The British Museum will present a unique take on the way in which Shakespeare staged the world for an increasingly diverse audience in the 17th century, at a pivotal point in our history.
The exhibition opens July 2012, but you can book your tickets now
The Globe, on the banks of the London's River Thames, has already announced, that beginning on Shakespeare's birthday, 23 April 2012, an unprecedented programme of multi-lingual Shakespeare productions will be presented as part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for the London 2012 Festival, Globe to Globe.
Reveling in the vast array of communities and languages that make-up London's vibrant cultural landscape, 37 international companies will present everyone of Shakespeare's plays in a different language, including sign language, hip-hop and Maori, over 6 weeks. The Globe's artistic director said "Shakespeare is the language which brings us together better than any other" and "it will be the first time a full Shakespeare play is performed in British Sign Language for an audience of both deaf and hearing people.
Public booking opens 17 October 2011
Shakespeare Unlocked is a new online resource created by BBC Learning, aiming to bring Shakespeare alive for a teenage schools audience, via a video-rich website.
This online content will be launching April 2012 alongside the BBC TV Shakespeare season and the RSC created World Shakespeare Festival and public events.
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