A beloved British Institute tradition, Shakespeare Week is a celebration of the definitive English dramatist. The new edition’s theme is Measure for Measure, one of the Bard of Avon’s most complex comedies, particularly fit for discussion in the current climate, given its exploration of morality, sexuality and power dynamics. A public reading of Measure for Measure is an early highlight (April 17, 3-6pm); the following day, Eric Nicholson will give a lecture defending Shakespeare’s script, often described as a “problem play”, by suggesting that many male critics have missed its points about the hypocrisies of patriarchal government (April 18, 6pm). For pint-sized playwrights-in-the-making, a Shakespeare-themed Storytime session inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place in the Children’s Library (April 19, 5pm). See the full program on the website.