Exhibitions, new poetry collections and MOOCs (‘Massive Open Online Course’) are some of the highlights so far this year as researchers at King’s deepen and further build our understanding of William Shakespeare through the co-ordination of Shakespeare400, a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational organisations all marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s birth and death.
In the spring the university hosted By me William Shakespeare, a unique exhibition of carefully selected documents relating to Shakespeare’s life and a once-in-a-generation opportunity to see the playwright’s last will and testament.
Throughout 2016, staff and students at King’s have celebrated with people around the world Shakespeare’s global influence. The London Shakespeare Centre has presented talks, debates, performances, film screenings and much more as part of What you Will: King’s Shakespeare Festival, especially around Saturday 23 April – the anniversary itself.
Interested in studying Shakespeare? Find out more about the Department of English and some of the courses they offer.
Image credits: National Archives and Globe Theatre