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Play your part
Tuesday 05 January 2016 - 00:00 to Saturday 30 April 2016 - 00:00

2016 will mark 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death. It is a unique moment to celebrate his genius and the inspiration he has given to billions of people through the ages. 

We are partnering with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO - a charity in the UK) to use the power of Shakespeare to give real help to children in some of the world’s poorest communities and to raise funds and awareness of their work in education globally. Pledge your support Opens in a new tab or window. - it will only take a few minutes.


Please record a 30 second video or short text on your favourite Shakespeare moment with your phone's camera for instance.

1. The video or text can include for instance: "I’m [insert name] from [insert job title], town/country. My favourite Shakespeare moment is [insert quote/scene/speech/performance/memory] because it [represents/reminds me of/makes me feel, etc]", or write something short on your favourite Shakespeare moment to share on social media.

2. Starting from 5 January 2016 share it on your Twitter or Facebook with the hashtags #PlayYourPart and #ShakespeareLives.