Archive | March, 2013
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HAPPY EASTER FROM SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE

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The actors, guides, gardeners and front of house staff who work at Shakespeare’s Birthplace here in Stratford-Upon-Avon would like to wish our visitors a very happy Easter. Thank you all for a great weekend of sunshine, Shakespeare and the odd Easter bunny.  Actor Martin Smith was delighted to sing ‘When Daffodils Begin To Peer’ from […]

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Daniel and Emma from Nottinghamshire

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It was great to meet Shakespeare super fans Daniel and Emma from Nottinghamshire.  They read Shakespeare, they watch Shakespeare and they share their passion for Shakespeare with their friends – ‘we’d recommend it to anyone’ says Emma.  As if that wasn’t reason enough to talk to them for the Birthplace blog, they also got engaged […]

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Celebrating 25 years of Comic Relief with The Comedy of Noses

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We are delighted to celebrate 25 years of Comic Relief with a special version of a scene from Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.  Tonight of all nights the starring roles have to go to the red noses themselves – with a bit of help from their fellow actors Rich Bunn, Martin Smith and Jen Stone […]

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The GSC salutes the RSC on the opening night of Hamlet

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On the opening night of the RSC’s new production of Hamlet, members of the Gingerbread Shakespeare Company (GSC) decided to pay tribute to their fellow actors with a very special interpretation of one of the most challenging scenes from the play.  As usual, the gingerbread players were understudied by their colleagues from in-house Birthplace acting […]

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The Gingerbread Shakespeare Company do A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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The GSC (Gingerbread Shakespeare Company) seized the moment on a beautiful day at Shakespeare’s Birthplace to get outside among the flowers for a sun dappled performance of a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   Two of our longest serving Gingerbread Players take the starring roles of Demetrius and Helena, generously assisted by their fellow […]

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‘Sigh No More’ for Amanda and Adeline

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All the actors who work at Shakespeare’s Birthplace are masters and mistresses of performing Shakespeare on request – whatever speech, scene, sonnet or song the visitors want to hear, our in-house troupe of players will respond with a personal performance.  Visitors Amanda and Adeline, who visited the Birthplace last Sunday, asked if they could buy […]

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Martyn Jaggard and Wendy Roan (nee Jaggard)

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It was great to meet brother and sister Martyn and Wendy Jaggard who came to the Birthplace on a mission.  They are currently tracing their family tree and hoped that a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace might help them to establish a link with Isaac and William Jaggard who printed the First Folio in […]

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Shakespeare Birthplace Duck celebrates birthday!

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The Shakespeare Birthplace Duck was a year old on March 1st and celebrated with a serenade from Shakespeare Aloud and a cake from his friends at Box Brownie.    Many visitors to the Birthplace are keen to take away a memory of their time here and find that a Shakespeare Duck of their very own offers […]

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The Gingerbread Shakespeare Company do The Tempest

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The Gingerbread Shakespeare Company (The GSC) were back in action this week entertaining visitors at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.   With the help of colleagues from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Education Department and in particular Gill Jones who made the island, a suitable set was assembled for the performance of a scene from The Tempest.  The Gingerbread players, cast […]