Today I met three lovely ladies all from different countries now living in London and all friends, Pat wanted to visit Stratford upon Avon because there is also a town of the same name in Canada. They are all Shakespeare fans and loved seeing the house where he was born
The McNee family from Melbourne are on a world tour and of course had to take the opportunity to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Sandra and Andrew had been before 11 years ago and were pleased to come back and introduce their boys to Shakespeare and his world.
Winter has come to the Birthplace – the house is now decked with traditional holly and ivy and the visitors are suitably wrapped up against the November chill. It was great to talk to Jesslyn and Carolyn in the garden and hear why there’s a particular line from Shakespeare that has played a part in [...]
Meeting Jessie made my day. She learned to love the Tudors and Shakespeare while working at the annual Renaissance Fair in California – her duties included dressing up and singing “super dirty songs!” Shakespeare would surely have approved!
Having originally met in San Francisco many years ago, it was great to bump into these old friends who share a love of Shakespeare. They’re standing in front of the Swan and Maidenhead sign upstairs at the Birthplace.
Anoushka and Alan are studying in Birmingham and enjoy a bit of culture including Shakespeare’s plays – particularly Taming of the Shrew.
Sarah and Murray were on the way back from a wedding and decided to drop into Shakespeare’s Birthplace to learn more about the great man and his plays.
Adele was on a University trip to Stratford and the Birthplace with a talk from our very own Stanley Wells followed by a night at the RSC. Adele particularly liked hearing about the background to the plays.
Peter and Tanya give their thoughts on the new film ‘Anonymous’ but felt that having made the visit to the house helped to put Shakespeare into context. Oh and they agree with us, Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare.
Simona & Arunas are currently living here in the UK and had wanted to visit the Birthplace for some time. They both found the history of Shakespeare’s life really interesting as what they had learned in school was the plays but knew nothing about his business dealings or his families history.