Shakespeare in Print: The First Folio
Many of our favourite movies, TV shows, songs, books and even slang phrases have been inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. Best known for his plays, Shakespeare is claimed by many to be the best dramatist of all time.
How has Shakespeare influenced you?
See the images and videos below to learn a bit more about Shakespeare.
'Shakespeare is Everywhere' | Christopher Gaze | TEDxVancouver
Did you know we use Shakespeare's idioms everyday?
'Hip-Hop & Shakespeare?' | Akala | TEDxAldeburgh
Consider how Shakespeare has influenced popular music.
How can I learn more?
Through a rare opportunity, the National Library of Singapore will be showcasing Shakespeare's First Folio on loan from the University of Oxford, UK. NLB is further extending this enriching experience by hosting an Interactive Workshop for Students titled 'Memorable Heroes and Villains of Shakespeare' and conducted by professional drama teachers from an established theatre organisation.

The Interactive Workshop will focus on Shakespeare's heroes and villains in four plays: 'Hamlet,' 'Merchant of Venice,' 'Macbeth' and 'Julius Caesar.' As a participant, you will be engaged used songs, dramatisation, role play and discussions.

Key Takeaways:
1) Better awareness and appreciation for Shakespeare as a great playwright, storyteller and teacher of human nature
2) Critical thinking skills from rich discussions sharing diverse perspectives
3) Writing techniques to form a good narrative (including plot, theme and character development)

How can I participate?
SST's EL TDP is offering select students the chance to participate in this Interactive Workshop for Students. Those interested MUST sign-up by completing the form below by 18:00, Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

When: Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: National Library Singapore*, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064
*Transportation will be provided from SST to the event location [nearest MRT is Bugis].

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5. Have you read any of Shakespeare's works before? *
6. List any of Shakespeare's works that you've read.
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