Archive | March, 2012
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Visitors from Bromsgrove

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I asked this lovely couple from Bromsgrove whether this was their first visit to the Birthplace and they told me they had been before – 50 years ago!  Our conversation turned into a  wonderful opportunity to reflect on how the Birthplace has changed in that time and hear some amazing memories of truly historic performances […]

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Johanna and Britta from Cologne, Germany

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A gorgeous day at the Birthplace and Johanna and Britta from Cologne Germany took the chance to sit outside in the garden.  They were not only great company but also most illuminating about the influence of the German language on some of the words and grammar used by Shakespeare.  It is worth pointing out that […]

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Amit Thakkar from India and Ping from China

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Amit and Ping’s enthusiasm was infectious and impossible to resist.  Talking to them reminded me how extraordinary it is we can talk about Shakespeare and his influence across the world in the actual house where he grew up.

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Susan Peebles from Shipston-on-Stour and Patricia Leeman from Sweden

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It was great to talk to Susan and Patricia upstairs at the Birthplace – the perfect place for discussing the importance of Shakespeare and the pros and cons of living in old houses.  Susan grew up in a house in Warwickshire even older than the Birthplace, which usually takes some beating as we believe the […]