Shakespeare Resources

Our Shakespeare resources build on the British Council's "ShakespeareLives" Project, a year-long global programme of events and activities which celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 2016. 

Many of the online resources produced as part of the Programme remain relevant and available. Resources include:

Shakespeare Resources in Portugal

The Complete Walk

Shakespeare's Globe presents an all-star cast in 37 short films – one for each play – and here's the twist: each lavish 10 minute vignette is made on location in the real setting of each plot.See highlights from The Complete Walk.

Selections of these were originally shown continuously in the foyers of museums, libraries and theatres in Lisbon, where the public could follow a trail and see all 37 films and explore the cultural institutions where they were screened.

Copies of the Complete Walk are available for loan to schools, theatres, libraries and similar institutions. For further details, please contact

Sara Carinhas – Shakespeare's Legacy

Sara Carinhas was born in Lisbon in 1987. She studied music, singing classes, ballet, as well as theatre. She started her career as an actress in 2003, and has already performed Racine, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Brecht, among others. In 2015 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Theatre for her role in the play "A Farsa".

In 2013 she directed her first play "The Waves", based on the homonymous work of Virginia Woolf.

In 2016, as part of her role as the British Council Portugal's "ShakespeareLives Ambassador", she interviewed a number of leading Portuguese actors about the importance of Shakespeare's work, both in general and in their careers. There are some surprising answers!

Read the interviews with Diogo Infante; Manuela Couto; Cristina Carvalhal, among others.

Watch the interview with actress and producer Cristina Carvalhal.

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