For the 400th Anniversary season ‘Shakespeare Lives’, we commissioned a series of essays with the British Council and Open University from luminaries around the world including John Kani, Hong Ying and Evelyn Glennie. They were asked to write about what Shakespeare meant in their lives. We were asked to turn these into TV. Carrying the idea that ‘Shakespeare Lives’ I decided to illustrate these incredible stories with quotes spoken by ordinary people around the world.