In Honour of William Shakespeare

Saturday marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, so I decided to pull together some resources that celebrate and promote further understanding of his work, his life, and his legacy. Here’s a few ideas that might inspire us to think about him and his work in new ways:

Shakespeare Lives

Shakespeare Lives is a global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare. They also have a MOOC, study aids, travelling performances, a newsletter, and much more.

Network visualization: mapping Shakespeare’s tragedies

11 images that map networks of characters in each of Shakespeare’s 11 tragedies with a brief introduction and explanation, laid out to facilitate comparisons.

MIT Global Shakespeares

An archive of links to video clips of films and performances of Shakespearean plays and adaptations from around the world, with descriptions about each clip.

What Shakespeare Sounded Like to Shakespeare: Reconstructing the Bard’s Original Pronunciation

An article and embedded video that discusses the search to understand what Shakespeare’s texts would have sounded like at the time he was writing.

London Underground Tube Map Gets Shakespeare Makeover

Transport for London and Shakespeare’s Globe have teamed up to create a Shakespearean London Tube Map. Details can be found in an article in The Huffington Post.

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