Shakespeare Lives at the Hay Festival

| by Will Kemp

There's an exciting programme celebrating Shakespeare at the Hay Festival from May 26- June 5 2016. The British Council is a global partner of Hay and we will be live tweeting from a number of events.

From this weekend through to next the British Council Literature team will be in Hay-on-Wye for the Hay Festival. This year sees a focus on Shakespeare and the team will be sending out photos from the events and commenting live on Twitter. If you are not able to be at Hay, you can still follow the events as they occur via the BBC Shakespeare Lives website.  


We’re very excited about the entire programme and we’ll be live tweeting from @LitBritish at these following events using the #ShakespeareLives and the handle @hayfestival 


Saturday 28th May 2016

1pm - Yuri Herrera, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Ben Okri - Talking About Shakespeare: Lunatics, Lovers and Poets 1


Sunday 29th May 2016

2.30pm - Nell Leyshon, Rhidian Brook, Vicente Molina Foix - Talking About Shakespeare: Lunatics, Lovers and Poets, 2

7pm - Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie, Valeria Luiselli, Juan Gabriel Vasquez - Talking About Shakespeare: Lunatics and Lovers 3


Tuesday 31st May 2016

5.30pm - Imtiaz Dharker, Gillian Clarke, Jo Shapcott - Poetry Reading: On Shakespeare’s Sonnets


Friday 3rd June 2016

8.30pm - Simon Callow, Rachael Jolley, David Aaronovitch, Alexa Huang - Global Shakespeare: Protest, dissent and slipping by the censors


Watch out for other new Shakespeare related material we will be releasing over the next two weeks, including new responses to Sonnets from poets around the world, an all-new graphic sonnet by an Indian artist, and short films and blogs from our recent Sonnets in the Horn of Africa project.  


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