Archive | February, 2013
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The Gingerbread Shakespeare Company do Romeo and Juliet

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We are proud to present the first blog from the Gingerbread Shakespeare Company (The GSC), who work alongside their fellow Shakespeare Aloud actors, entertaining visitors of all ages in and around the Birthplace.   In honour of Valentine’s Day, two of our most versatile Gingerbread thespians assumed the roles of Shakespeare’s most famous lovers, Romeo and […]

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Dr Laura Higgins from Egham and Stratford

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Staff at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust book shop decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tree of love and give visitors the chance to attach a suitably love themed note to its branches.  William Shakespeare was a man who knew a thing or two about love and how to express it and many people chose […]

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day

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Shakespeare Aloud actor Martin Smith sings a sixteenth century song entitled ‘Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.’  Originally used in Hamlet, the song is here performed for the entertainment of visitors in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust gift shop.  Martin stands in front of a range of ’Shakespere in love’ gifts,  but if you have left it too […]

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Ashley and Anne from The International Travel Writers Alliance

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Journalists and travel writers Ashley and Anne , who run the International Travel Writers Alliance, were visiting Stratford in order to write about the town that shaped William Shakespeare.  His childhood home was a vital stop along the way and their visit to the Birthplace gave us guides and actors a brilliant opportunity to share […]

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‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ from Richard lll

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Shakespeare’s most compelling anti-hero Richard lll has been brought vividly to life by archaeologists at Leicester University, who confirmed yesterday that the skeleton found underneath a Leicester car park is that of Richard – the last English king to be killed in battle.  To celebrate this extraordinary discovery, Shakespeare’s Birthplace Blog is proud to present […]