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Shakespeare's words brought to life on BBC

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In Shakespeare Speaks, BBC Learning English, has joined forces with The Open University, to bring the language of William Shakespeare to life for English language learners and for anyone who wants to know more about Shakespeare’s life, times and his words.

The series is part of a pan-BBC festival marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. A wide range of celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon are also planned.

Each episode focuses on a specific phrase to tell a story, with the characters developing and their lives intertwining over the 20weeks. Real-life examples of the phrases in modern and popular use give additional context to learners.

The series started on Friday 22nd January and each new episode will go live every Friday for 20 weeks and will be available on demand and via podcasts.

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