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The Shakespeare400 project, led by Professor Gordon McMullan of the Department of English, established a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational institutions in and around London to create a season of events throughout 2016 to mark the Quatercentenary of the writer’s death by celebrating four hundred years of Shakespeare-inspired creativity.

The season included theatre, music, opera, dance, ballet and exhibitions as well as educational and widening-participation events. We reflected on four centuries of Shakespeare-inspired work across the different art forms and looked ahead to the next hundred years in the afterlife of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. The season was coordinated by the London Shakespeare Centre and the Cultural Institute at King's College London.

The legacy website provides a record of everything that took place across 2016 under the Shakespeare400 banner, offer, we hope, a model for other celebrations of this kind.

Project status: Completed

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