Archive | June, 2011
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Martha and Brett Joseph from Ohio, USA are related to Shakespeare’s Aunt!

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You MUST watch this blog.  Sometimes amazing things happen at the Birthplace when you least expect it.  Martha and Brett Joseph from Ohio USA came through the house and we got chatting in the workshop – the place where William Shakespeare’s father had his business.  During the conversation they revealed their very special reason for […]

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Film maker from India

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Guest blogger, Richard Ingle, one of the Shakespeare Aloud acting team, chatted to Anu from India in the garden. She talked about Shakespeare’s connections to India and Indian plays and would like to make a film about these connections.

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Vicky and Dusty Dunster from Burgess Hill, West Sussex

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Everyone comes to Shakespeare and his world in different ways – but this was one I had never heard before.  Like so many of us Vicky and Dusty Dunster had encountered Shakespeare’s plays at school but in addition to that  Vicky had had a jigsaw puzzle of Stratford as a child and had wanted to […]

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Zhang, Wang and Qiao from China

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Like many visitors, Zhang, Wang and Qiao from China had come to the Birthplace to have a ‘personal experience’ with William Shakespeare and his world.  As students and teachers they had studied his plays and this was a chance to walk through the very rooms where the family who would shape his approach to life […]

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School Group from Atherstone, Warwickshire

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The sun came out in the Birthplace garden for this school group visiting from Atherstone in Warwickshire.  It was great to talk to Reece and Indy surrounded by their class mates and hear them talk about Midsummer Night’s Dream and the things they had learnt about William Shakespeare during their visit.

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Chelsea from Texas & Loretta from the UK

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Whilst walking through the Birthplace I had been talking with Chelsea and Loretta about Shakespeare I saw them again in the garden and they were kind enough to tell me a bit about their time here. Chelsea is going to be studying Much ado About Nothing at school, I hope you enjoy reading it Chelsea.

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Audrey Cowie from Bexleyheath, Kent

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Audrey and her husband were on their second visit to the Birthplace.  While Audrey’s husband talked 16th and 21st century gardening techniques with  Mark the Birthplace Gardener, Audrey spoke very eloquently about the appeal of the Birthplace.

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Gail and John Buckis from Australia

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Gail and John Buckis from near Melborne Australia had come to the Birthplace to ‘pay homage’ to the great man himself – William Shakespeare.  As part of their trip through the literary and cultural landmarks of Great Britain they’d also been to a performance at the Globe Theatre.  They talk about how impenetrable ‘ye olde’ […]

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Anne Wallace from Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, Scotland

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I think I may have spent too long in the 16th century and lost the ability to operate 21st century technology – that’s my excuse for the shaky camera work at the beginning of this blog.  It’s worth waiting for things to come back into focus to hear Anne talk about the influence Shakespeare – […]

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Anne, Sarah and Clerment from Calvados, France

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At this time of year, School groups from every region of France visit the Birthplace.  For some of the kids, it’s the first exposure they’ve had to Shakespeare and his world.  It’s great to have the opportunity to share a few minutes of magic in the garden – one of our Shakespeare Aloud actresses had […]