Join us on Tuesday 2 February, from 1830 to 2100 (UK time) for a live broadcast from Middle Temple Hall, London, on the anniversary of the first performance of Twelfth Night on 2 February 1602 and where Shakespeare once stood.
We're delighted to welcome Professor David Crystal, the UK's national treasure of linguistics, and Ben Crystal's Passion In Practice Shakespearean Ensemble of musicians and players, to whisk us through four Bardic centuries, showing us the language of Shakespeare is still alive and well in our present-day mouths, ears, eyes, and hearts around the world.
To speak English is to speak Shakespeare’s language.’ (David Crystal)
In 2016, the world marks 400 years since Shakespeare's death. The British Council is marking the anniversary with the worldwide programme of events, Shakespeare Lives. We warmly invite you and fellow English language teaching professionals around the world to join us for a very special celebration happening soon.
Tuesday 2 February, 1830 - 2100 (UK time)
Broadcast live from Middle Temple Hall, London
A special evening of celebration to mark 400 years of Shakespeare's Language:
What You Will: Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare in the English Language
Professor David Crystal and Ben Crystal's Passion in Practice Players