BA Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

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The BA, in collaboration with the British Council in Egypt, is organizing a grand celebration titled Shakespeare 400: Forever and a Day 2016 in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of the great dramatist William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).

The five-day event will celebrate the legacy left behind by the great writer for all of humanity. The celebrations will include an international academic conference and a festival including hundreds of artistic and cultural events.

The celebration stresses that Shakespeare’s works have transcended time and language barriers by addressing various generations and cultures in different eras and locations.

The aim of the celebration is to help circulate Shakespeare’s works among Egyptian readers and promote dialogue and understanding between different cultures by discussing and analyzing his writings. The festivities also aim to provide opportunities for learning and gaining more knowledge through various activities and events specifically designed to benefit children, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public.

To visit the Shakespeare 400 official website, please click here.