Archive | December, 2011
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Shante Zenith from Minnesota

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Shante is a drama student and felt that being here in the UK she could not miss the opportunity to visit the Birthplace of William Shakespeare. Being at the Birthplace Shante wanted to Track down Shakespeare and learn more about his routes and where he came from.

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Gavin from Sydney Australia

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Gavin came to visit the Birthplace because he has been studying Shakespeare back home and he wanted to see the iconic home of the man himself.

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Katie Hawken from Cornwall

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Katie celebrated her 18th birthday last month and it was brilliant to talk to her about the way in which performing Shakespeare had brought the Bard alive for her and other young actors.

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Edwin Khoo and Jia Huey from Malaysia

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Edwin and Jia are standing at the door to the Birthplace in front of one of the Christmas wreaths which decorate the house at this time of year. They were great company and it was lovely to meet them.

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Rafael and Thomas Davini from Brazil

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Like other visitors to the Birthplace, Rafael and his father Thomas had stopped off at the Birthplace on their way to somewhere else, but a little bit of the magic of the house at Christmas had already rubbed off on them and they talk most eloquently about the importance of Shakespeare.

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Heather Ward from Australia

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I talked to Heather upstairs at the Birthplace. Great to meet a real Shakespeare enthusiast who has taken part in one of Australia’s big Shakespeare festivals and so much appreciates the house and history of the great man himself.

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Jeff, Deanna and Joe from Ohio, United States

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Upstairs at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, visitors walk out of the room where Shakespeare was born and step into the extra rooms Shakespeare had added on to the back of the house when he inherited the property as an adult.  What we now know as the Birthplace was then transformed into The Maidenhead Tavern and the extra […]