Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebration [2014]

Google Australia partnered with Bell Shakespeare, a theatre company specialising in the works of William Shakespeare, his contemporaries and other classics, to host six live and interactive events on Google+ to showcase the use of our platforms.  


Apart from celebrating the birthday of the world’s greatest playwright, this initiative  supports our strategy to inspire traditionally non-technology focused companies to go digital and encourage digital in education.  

The weeks activities included a Promotion video, birthday bash Hangout, Elizabethan Hangout in History,  in conversation with John Bell and Peter Evans, Hamlet workshop, in conversation with John Bell and Lily Cole, photos and blog post. 40+ print and online articles and national broadcast coverage quoting Google as the technology and innovation partner. With just under 7,500 tuning into our YouTube channel and a whopping 55,372 of you liking and sharing our Facebook updates, including 11,500 sharing Mr William Shakespeare's Insult Generator, 'Thou art a beef-witted box of envy'!

RSC's Midsummer Night's Dreaming [#Dream40] and Google+ :: Why we're doing it.

Great storytellers have always experimented with new formats, from Homer to Orson Welles to James Cameron; from the birth of the soap opera to 3D cinema. The ambition behind the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Midsummer Night’s Dreaming is grounded in this history of experimentation—a chance to tell a classic story, by the world’s greatest ever storyteller, in an exciting new way.

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