Celebrate National Shakespeare Day with Birmingham Stories

We've partnered with Theatre(ish) and the University of Birmingham to chat to people about the great playwright and find out what his work means to them. Hear peoples opinions on quotes from his work in the videos below.

'To thine own self be true'

'It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.'

'Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win...'


Additional resources

  • Develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and become the next great playwright with these free resources.
  • Love the theatre? Watch full-length plays for free with National Theatre at Home.
  • Hear about the benefits of our Shakespeare workshops from two participants, Hameedah and Raheela.