Archive | January, 2012
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Jake Mooney from England/Canada and his Grandfather Jim Grimley from England

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Jake and his Grandfather Jim talk about the way in which coming to the Birthplace gives visitors the chance to ‘live the history’ surrounding Shakespeare and his life.  Jim calls himself just the ‘taxi driver’ for their day out,  but loved hearing about the amazing number of words William Shakespeare brings to the English language. […]

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GAO Yuchen from Beijing

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Yuchen was in conversation with one of our Shakespeare Aloud actresses upstairs at the Birthplace when I asked him to name his favourite Shakespeare play.  Without hesitation he told us it was the complexity of Hamlet and the many ways in which the character could be interpreted that continued to fascinate him.  For the blog […]

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Donna Holt from Pennsylvania, USA and Shirley Winterbottom from near Glossop, Derbyshire

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Donna has acted and directed Shakespeare back home in Pennsylvania and Shirley’s son is a working actor who discovered a love of Shakespeare at school – of course they ended up here at the Bard’s home. It was such a pleasure to spend some time in their company and have the chance to talk about […]

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Janice Wedmaier from Buderim, Queens, Australia

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As a teacher Janice Wedmaier was delighted to soak up the atmosphere of the Birthplace and discover new things about Shakespeare.  It was great to hear her thoughts on the experience of being here and her positive feedback meant a great deal to us.

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Nhi from Hanoi, Vietnam

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Nhi from Hanoi Vietnam realised a dream by coming to the Birthplace today. A long standing Shakespeare fan, her favourite plays are Hamlet and Macbeth. It was a pleasure to speak to her.

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Crystal from Trinidad and Tobago and Antonio from Jamaica

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Crystal and Antonio are both studying at the University of Warwick and living in Coventry.  They had made a special trip to Stratford in order to experience the house where Shakespeare was born and raised.

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Milan from Belgrade, Serbia

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Great to talk to Milan who took time out of a business trip to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  Having studied Shakespeare’s plays at school he was delighted to find himself in the place of the Bard’s birth.

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Visitors from Sydney, Australia

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It was great to talk to a father and daughter from Sydney Australia about visits home.  Stephen left the UK as a young man and has made his life in Australia but comes back every few years.  Each visit he notices how much has changed in his homeland, but one thing stays the same – […]

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Jodie from Wolverhampton and Emily from Telford

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Are you suffering from the January blues? Have you ever felt the urge to pat William Shakespeare on the head? Watch Shakespeare super fans Jodie and Emily talk about their love of the great man and feel your spirits lift. William Shakespeare and I would be delighted to see them back at the Birthplace any […]

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Nick Reynolds and Stacey Dunster from Bournemouth

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Listen up gents – what a woman really wants on her birthday is some spontaneous Shakespeare. Watch Nick from Bournemouth delight his lady love Stacey with a scene from Much Ado About Nothing – Beatrice is played by our Shakespeare Aloud actress Jen Hodges.