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Shakespeare400: What's happening in London?

Get ready to party Bard with our pick of Shakespeare400 celebrations in London

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If you enjoyed the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 2012, then hold onto your writing quill, Bard fans, as this year marks the 400th anniversary of his death – and boy are we celebrating (not the fact he died, obviously, more the fact that he is literally the world's greatest playwright). To mark the occasion (April 23 2016), London is hosting a banquet of Shakespeare-themed events throughout the year. From a string of TV screens along the Thames, to numerous talks, literary evenings and Elizabethan mash-ups, we've picked out our highlights below, because there ain't no party like a 400th year party. 

Head to our Shakespeare's Globe guide for more tips or our London events calendar to find other cultural happenings in town. 

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By: Time Out London Theatre

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