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A date with Shakespeare

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Last week it was National Volunteers’  Week and we seized the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contribution made by volunteers across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The skills and experience our volunteers bring to the Trust are rich and varied and each one of them has a unique story to tell.   Rano is a volunteer […]

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day – even if it’s raining!

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Sharmila, Sunayana, Sriram and Neena from India and London smiled their way round  Shakespeare’s Birthplace and it was a real pleasure to talk history and Shakespeare with them.  Fortunately, the less than perfect weather did not deter Sunayana from quoting one of Shakespeare’s most beautiful sonnets – usually associated with a much sunnier day!

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Babies love the Bard

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Five month old Tulip visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace with her parents Aseem and Monika, who are originally from India but now live near Manchester.  Like many babies who come to the Birthplace, Tulip seemed rapt with fascination by the costumed guides she met inside the house.  She wasn’t quite so happy while we filmed the blog […]

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Amit Thakkar from India and Ping from China

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Amit and Ping’s enthusiasm was infectious and impossible to resist.  Talking to them reminded me how extraordinary it is we can talk about Shakespeare and his influence across the world in the actual house where he grew up.

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A Professor from Gujarat, India

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Having not only studied Shakespeare but also translated some of his works from the English text into Gujarati this Professor felt that coming to Shakespeare’s Birthplace was a pilgrimage. He has some wonderful things to say about Shakespeare and his works.

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Chhaya from India

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Chhaya has some wonderful things to say about her feelings of being here at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Chhaya feels that her visit to England would not have been complete if she did not see the house where Shakespeare was born, Chhaya we hope that the rest of your time in the UK is as much of […]

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Nethra from Singapore & Kahan from India

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Nethra and Kahan were visiting the Birthplace to get an insight into Shakespeare’s life and better understand his works.

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A family from India

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Here are the comments from an enthusiastic family from India who were keen on giving me their views.

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Kopterkojak and Rashimi

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Kopterkojak blew into the workshop like a force of nature and began talking about love – it was quite an entrance.  A performer and writer – like Shakespeare – Kopterkojak had inspiring teachers who brought the words of our greatest dramatist alive.  It was his wife – Rashimi, a teacher herself – who answered the […]

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Film maker from India

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Guest blogger, Richard Ingle, one of the Shakespeare Aloud acting team, chatted to Anu from India in the garden. She talked about Shakespeare’s connections to India and Indian plays and would like to make a film about these connections.