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Tag: William Shakespeare

  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    English Language Days at the UN

    The date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare

    English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

  • Tuesday, January 5th 2016 - 07:09 UTC

    Celebrate Shakespeare in his 400th year

    Shakespeare played a critical role in shaping modern English and helping to make it the world’s language.

    By David Cameron - This year’s 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare is not just an opportunity to commemorate one of the greatest playwrights of all time. It is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary ongoing influence of a man who – to borrow from his own description of Julius Caesar – “doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus.”

  • Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 10:40 UTC

    British Council readies global initiative to celebrate Shakespeare's life and work

    The occasion is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 2016, and an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations

    “Shakespeare Lives” is a global initiative celebrating Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016, and an invitation to the world to join in the celebrations by participating in a unique online collaboration and experiencing the work of the great master directly on stage, through film, exhibitions and in schools.