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A promise fulfilled at Shakespeare ‘s Birthplace

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20 years ago, Araya from Thailand visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace and made a promise.  Last week he returned to Stratford upon Avon to fulfull that promise.  On his first visit in 1993, Araya had a conversation with one of the Birthplace guides and discovered that the library of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust lacked any translations of Shakespeare’s plays in Thai.  He promised  then that he would bring some as a gift when he next visited and in April 2013 did just that.  In the company of Apinya and Alissa, he presented the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust with beautiful copies of Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth and the Tempest in Thai.  This generous gift now forms part of the SBT’s collection of over 50 thousand books related to the study of Shakespeare and his life and times.

  • Matt Tees

    It makes you feel humble that something we take for granted, means so much to people from far distant lands. Shakespeare is truly glogal.