MIRFIELD-born actor Patrick Stewart is to take part in a year-long Shakespeare festival.
He will be among actors from across the world who will gather in Britain for the event, in which every play, sonnet and long poem ever written by the Brad will be performed.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has just released details of The Complete Works event, which is due to be staged in Stratford-on-Avon from next April.
Organisers said it would be the biggest festival in the company's history and the first time all 37 of the Bard's plays had been presented at the same event.
Among 15 productions will be The Tempest, featuring Stewart - who is also the Chancellor of Huddersfield University.
There will also be a new, musical adaptation of The Merry Wives Of Windsor, starring Dame Judi Dench, and King Lear, with Sir Ian McKellen.
RSC artistic director Michael Boyd said:
"Some people will relish the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all the plays in one festival, but this event is not just for aficionados."
Theatre companies from South and North America, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and across Europe will perform.
An outdoor theatre will be built in the gardens beside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, as well as a temporary 100-seat studio erected inside the auditorium for a month.