Archive | May, 2011
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Victor and Regina Szabo from Noosa in Queensland Australia

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Victor and Regina stood on the balcony overlooking the garden of the Birthplace and talked about the influence of Shakespeare’s language on all our lives – where ever we come from in the world.

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Amy and Simon Lam from Austin, Texas, USA

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It had been a very busy morning at the Birthplace when suddenly, for a few minutes, the upstairs rooms emptied of visitors and Amy and Simon Lam had the space to themselves.  They are standing in the room where Shakespeare’s sisters would once have slept and it was a great opportunity to talk about Simon’s […]

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Shelly and Remi from Trinidad and Tobago/Paris

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Shelly and Remi, visiting from Paris, talk under an umbrella in the rainy garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace.   Meeting them was a great way to be reminded that no one writes about romance like Shakespeare and that there is a little bit of Romeo and Juliet in all of us.

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Weixin and Jin Lei from China

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Weixin Lei and her father Jin talked in the garden about their love of Shakespeare and the way in which his plays and characters are appreciated in China.  Jin’s life affirming enthusiasm was infectious and it was a pleasure to talk to them.

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Myumi from Japan

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Myumi was very interested in the garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace. I found her writing the English names of plants that feature in Shakespeare’s plays. Although she is not familiar with the plays in English she told me how to say Romeo and Juliet in Japanese. We’ve since been told the play Myumi is naming in […]

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Dave from Cumbria

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Dave visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace on a short break to Stratford. He had also been to New Place, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm so he was very knowledgeable about Shakespeare’s family by the time he stood in the Birthroom. I caught up with him a few minutes later.

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Finally made it to Stratford

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This visitor to Shakespeare’s Birthplace had lived in Oxford for 3 years but had never quite made it to Stratford upon Avon. He was happy to finally visit where Shakespeare was born.

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Thornton School – Camden Loeser & Ashley St. Amand, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A group of drama studients from Thornton School, Maine USA have been spending some time with the Education Department at the Visitor Center here in Stratford. On Wednesday 25th May they spent some time with our Shakespeare Aloud actors that perform in the Birthplace Garden and we were treated to some scene’s performed by them. […]

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Thornton School – Vincent Zhang the Ported from Macbeth

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Vincent Zhang performing the Porter from Macbeth in the garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Vincent is an exchange studient from China studing at Thornton School. He did a great job performing with Richard Ingle one of our Shakespeare Aloud actors.

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Thornton School – Jenny Scontras & Adam Glynn, Macbeth & Lady Macbeth

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Jenny Scontras & Adam Glynn performing Macbeth & Lady Macbeth in the garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace.