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Should Shakespeare be an olympic sport?

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If talking about Shakespeare was an olympic sport Tom from Finsbury Park would win a gold medal.  He visited Shakepeare’s Birthplace with Gail from Newtown, Australia and it was a real pleasure to meet them both.  Our conversation reminded me that what makes the Birthplace such a special place to be are the stories shared […]

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Is The Globe reconstruction bigger than Shakespeare’s Globe?

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It was fascinating to talk to Russell Emerson, Honorary Research & Artistic Associate in the Department of Perfromance Studies at The University of Sydney, when he visitited Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  He and his wife, Heather Emerson, a Head Teacher, are both passionate about Shakespeare and they were happy to take time out in the garden and […]

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If you can’t afford a First Folio…

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If you can’t afford a First Folio of your own, the next best thing is to come to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, buy a copy of Shakespeare’s Complete Works from the onsite bookshop and then visit the First Folio currently on show in the Treasures Exhibition here at the Shakespeare Centre.  This is exactly what Caroline from […]

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Mariam Hasani from Perth, Australia

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“Shakespeare is the love of my life” says Mariam from Australia, who first became aware of the genius of Shakespeare as a child in Iraq.  She grew up and became a teacher in Australia and now shares her love of literature with her students in Perth.  It was a real pleasure to talk to her […]

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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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Jasmine & Jade from Australia

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Jasmine and Jade where visiting the Birthplace with their parents and whilst they have not started studying Shakespeare at school yet they have heard of Romeo & Juliet.

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Gavin from Sydney Australia

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Gavin came to visit the Birthplace because he has been studying Shakespeare back home and he wanted to see the iconic home of the man himself.

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Heather Ward from Australia

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I talked to Heather upstairs at the Birthplace. Great to meet a real Shakespeare enthusiast who has taken part in one of Australia’s big Shakespeare festivals and so much appreciates the house and history of the great man himself.

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Sandra, Andrew, Oliver and Zander McNee from Melbourne Australia

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The McNee family from Melbourne are on a world tour and of course had to take the opportunity to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  Sandra and Andrew had been before 11 years ago and were pleased to come back and introduce their boys to Shakespeare and his world.

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Jesslyn DeVries and Carolyn Stone from Adelaide Australia

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Winter has come to the Birthplace – the house is now decked with traditional holly and ivy and the visitors are suitably wrapped up against the November chill.  It was great to talk to Jesslyn and Carolyn in the garden and hear why there’s a particular line  from Shakespeare that has played a part in […]