Richard II, globe

10 facts about King Richard II’s reign

King Richard II surrendered power to his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, who went on to reign as King Henry IV. We know him best as Shakespeare’s tragically vain ruler. But where does fact meet fiction? Richard II (6...

Beautiful photos of Shakespeare’s England

To celebrate the Shakespeare 400 – the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death – we take a photographic tour of Shakespeare’s England with VisitBritain.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Garsington Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC and Garsington Opera collaborate at the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love

This summer Garsington Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company will bring its sell-out production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to London’s Southbank Centre. This weekend London’s Southbank Centre launched its second annual Festival of Love,...
Shakespeare's Globe. Credit: Visit Britain

Shakespeare’s England

In the run up to the Bard's birthday, we take a look at the stellar British organisations that work to keep his spirit alive The name William Shakespeare and the acclaimed plays that he published...

The gardens of Shakespeare’s England

This summer discover the beautiful gardens around the regions that make up Shakespeare’s England. Take our photo tour to find out more... Shakespeare’s England is a charming summer destination made up of the four areas of...

Shakespeare’s plays in chronological order

Discover each and every one of Shakespeare's 37 plays and the year that they were first performed. Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in his lifetime (conspiracy theorists aside), spanning the genres of tragedy, history, comedy and...
Royal Shakespeare Company auditorium

Shakespeare voted England’s biggest claim to fame

Shakespeare has nabbed the number one spot in Visit England’s Hall of Fame, just in time for his 450th birthday.   With 50% more votes than anyone else, William Shakespeare has been named England's biggest claim to...
Shakespeare's-birthday-2013 Stratford upon Avon

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare

This year marks the official birthday of the Bard of Avon and his hometown will hold its annual Shakespeare celebrations from 26-27 April. In 2014 we celebrate 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare...
Shakespeare's Globe. Credit: Visit Britain

Shakespeare’s life: a timeline

To mark the 400 anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, we have put together a timeline of the life and times of the great British playwright.

BRITAIN’S Top 10…William Shakespeare phrases

Read our top 10 Shakespeare expressions, and if you disagree with any of our choices then fear not, there’s method in our madness. 1. Wear one's heart on one's sleeve "I will wear my heart upon...

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