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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 6th

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Music is everywhere at Shakespeare’s Birthplace this festive season – even in the garden shed. Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar continues with Bottom’s song from Act lll of Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by actor Martin Smith. We’re grateful to the brilliant Birthplace garden team for allowing us a few minutes in their domain. Visit LivingShakespeare.com every […]

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 5th

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar continues with Hold Thy Peace – a traditional round sung during Act ll of Twelfth Night. Here at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, we’re celebrating the countdown to Christmas with a song a day and showcasing the musical talents of our in-house actors and costumed guides. Today’s performance is brought to you by actors […]

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 4th

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Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar. Open a window each day during advent at LivingShakespeare.com to enjoy a unique musical performance from Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Today’s song is Under the Greeenwood Tree from As You Like It, sung by one of our in-house actors Richard Bunn with the Birthplace as his backdrop.

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 3rd

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar continues with ‘Sigh No More’ from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by William Shakespeare. Open a window every day during advent at LivingShakespeare.com to enjoy a unique musical performance from Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Today’s song is brought to life by Victoria Baker and Richard Bunn who work as part of our troupe of […]

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 2nd

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Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with Shakespeare’s Singing Advent calendar. The actors,musicians and guides who entertain visitors at Shakespeare’s Birthplace invite you to open a window each day at LivingShakespeare.com and enjoy a song from Shakespeare’s world. We hope it will be the best and most festive 60 seconds of your day. Watch, like and […]

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 1st

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar starts today. Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with the actors, musicians and guides who work at Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. Open a window each day between the 1st and 24th of December at LivingShakespeare.com to enjoy a song by, about or familiar to William Shakespeare. We hope it will be the […]

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Shakespeare headlining Glastonbury? Maybe next year…

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The actors and musicians who perform daily at Shakespeare’s Birthplace may not yet  have secured a slot on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival but surely it’s only a matter of time.  Richard Bunn, Martin Smith and Jen Stone of Shakespeare Aloud, our in house troupe of professional players, usually sing songs from Shakespeare’s […]

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Volunteering at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Stephen’s story

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Last week 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.  Stephen is a volunteer guide at […]

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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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Volunteering at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Jan’s story

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It’s National Volunteers’ Week and we’ve 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.  We hope this week’s blogs go some way […]