These blog posts offer an insight into some of the projects that we’ve supported and how the British Council works with literature, including interviews with writers, diaries from international visits, and reflections on completed or on-going projects. The opinions expressed in the blog are those of the authors.
After his recent trip to Moscow as part of the UK–Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016, writer Andrew Dickson reflects on Russia's relationship with Shakespeare.
Our Polish translators blog on the most challenging word(s) of the day, after taking part in A Great Feast of Languages workshop in Cologne.
Romanian translators taking part in A Great Feast of Languages workshop in Cologne blog on the most challenging word(s) of the day, when translating texts from Shakespeare's plays.
German translators blog collaboratively on the most challenging word(s) of the day, as they take part in A Great Feast of Languages workshop in Cologne.
After visiting his homeland, former Yugoslavia, last summer Edin Suljic was inspired to write his latest poem My Mate Shakespeare. His poem featured in the Spring 2016 special Shakespeare edition of Index on Censorship magazine. The British Council helped to support an event with Index on Censorship around Shakespeare and dissent at the Hay Festival on June 3rd 2016.
The British Council supported an exciting programme of events at Hay Festival, celebrating Shakespeare on the 400 year anniversary of his death. On Friday 3 June, Rachael Jolley, editor of Index on Censorship magazine, was in conversation with Simon Callow, David Aaronovitch and Alexa Huang for an event on Shakespeare and dissent.
Writer Kerry Young on her recent trip to Beirut for the International Writers' House, Beyt el Kottab.
For our Sonnet Exchange event at the Southbank Centre's Alchemy Festival we commissioned Sampurna Chattarji to write a poetic response to a Shakespearean Sonnet.
For our Sonnet Exchange event at Alchemy Festival this year, Next Generation poet Daljit Nagra was commissioned to write a response to a Shakespeare sonnet. He chose Sonnet 69.
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