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The Court family from Canada trace their family tree back to Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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If the walls of Shakespeare’s Birthplace could talk, they would tell us many fascinating stories about all the people who have lived and worked here – the Court family from Canada are part of one of those stories.  They made a special trip to consult the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust archives and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to […]

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Samuel Hasenclever and JP Puszka from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

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There’s nothing we like more here at Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon than watching our visitors break into spontaneous Shakespeare.  When two members of a group visiting from St Joseph Catholic High School in Alberta Canada offered to have a go at the iconic balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, we were thrilled to feel a […]

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Jake Mooney from England/Canada and his Grandfather Jim Grimley from England

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Jake and his Grandfather Jim talk about the way in which coming to the Birthplace gives visitors the chance to ‘live the history’ surrounding Shakespeare and his life.  Jim calls himself just the ‘taxi driver’ for their day out,  but loved hearing about the amazing number of words William Shakespeare brings to the English language. […]

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Pat from Canada, Joanna from USA and Branka from Serbia

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Today I met three lovely ladies all from different countries now living in London and all friends, Pat wanted to visit Stratford upon Avon because there is also a town of the same name in Canada. They are all Shakespeare fans and loved seeing the house where he was born

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Courtney, Julia & Graeme from Toronto Canada

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Courtney, Julia & Graeme are on a school trip to the UK and before heading home to Toronto they came to visit the Birthplace. All are part of the schools drama program and took this opportunity to learn a bit more about Shakespeare. Graeme said a real great thing about understanding Shakespeare language,  that Shakespeare […]

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A page in the life of the guest book

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Me (Eve) talking about one page from our Guest Book from yesterday, 13th May

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Sean from Canada

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Sean visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace as part of a school group. The group is travelling around Europe.