Login / Register
With the British Council, you can learn about Shakespeare’s life, see famous Shakespeare plays, and improve your English language skills.
Join Other Email Learners
Follow the guide on landing page
About This Course
The life and works of William Shakespeare will be examined in this course, which will take you from his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London, where he established his central position in English literature.
With the help of actors and academics from all over the world, we will examine five of Shakespeare’s plays. They will discuss and investigate the universal issues addressed by Shakespeare in his writing.
On this course, you will be learning
If you’d want to participate when our instructors are teaching the course, you can do so in the comments between these dates:
You can meet other students, share your views, and participate in active conversations in the comments at any time during the course.
What will you accomplish?
You’ll be able to… by the end of the course.
- Learn about William Shakespeare’s life and works.
- Examine five of Shakespeare’s plays to see what universal themes he addressed in his writing.
- Consider the words and phrases that Shakespeare brought into the English language.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is for people who are studying English and are interested in William Shakespeare’s language and legacy.
The materials are intended for non-native English speakers who have studied English to an intermediate level (about B1 according to the CEFR).