'Shaken Word' Shakespeare’s Hugot Lines

In celebration of the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare and in partnership with the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) and Lyceum of the Philippines University, the British Council presents a spoken word competition entitled "Shaken Word" Shakespeare's Hugot Lines. Hugot is a Filipino word referring to a “drawing out" of emotions.”

The programme comprises a spoken word competition using Shakespeare’s lines, lectures on his influence in literature and the arts, and a masterclass for 30 teachers in teaching Shakespeare’s works. Interactive booths and pop-up performances will also take place during the event.