The Royal Shakespeare Company has released what it is describing as the largest ever digital celebration of the playwright’s work by audiences.
Marking Shakespeare’s 456th birthday, the RSC has revealed the results of its #ShareYourShakespeare campaign, which invited audiences to create their own interpretations of his words.
More than 1,000 contributions have already been submitted digitally, and the RSC has released a video compilation of selected entries from across the globe.
These include submissions from families, schools and community groups, from the US, Russia, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, as well as contributions from actors including David Tennant, Harriet Walter, Paapa Essiedu and Adjoa Andoh.
RSC artistic director Gregory Doran said: "We have been overwhelmed by the creativity and resourcefulness of those who have contributed to the Share Your Shakespeare campaign so far.
“Whether re-creating Romeo and Juliet in lego, reciting Hamlet to your cat or re-enacting the Battle of Agincourt in the back garden, we’re thrilled to see so many embracing their inner creativity in quarantine through their shared love of Shakespeare."
The campaign is being run in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library, and will continue over the coming weeks. Further entries will be shared on social media throughout May.
Watch the video here: