Shakespeare’s Birthplace was the only place to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. One Romeo and Juliet wasn’t enough for us so we offered all our visitors the opportunity to perform a short version of the balcony scene from Shakespeare’s most romantic play. A very big thank you from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Living Shakespeare […]
Here at Shakespeare’s Birthplace we’re used to encountering people in costume – Tudor costume that is. Our guides and actors dress as ‘the middling sort’ and the professional players of Shakespeare’s England. What we weren’t expecting was a dash of 1940s glamour in our 16th century world – until singer and costume artist Fiona Harrison […]
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 […]
Five year old Jai and his Mum visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace in the summer and again this weekend. In between the two visits Jai had learnt five of Shakespeare’s sonnets and was eager to perform them for us. We filmed him reciting sonnet 18 – ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’ – accompanied on […]
At this time of year, Shakespeare’s Birthplace feels particularly atmospheric and the house sometimes inspires wonderful spontaneous performances from visitors. The guides and actors really enjoyed welcoming Leicester folk singer Sheila Mosley and her daughter Amy to the Birthplace. When Sheila offered to sing a traditional song for us, everyone stopped to listen. The song […]
Teacher Jill Levick, from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace and it was great to talk to her about sharing Shakespeare with children as young as five years old.
Wonderful conversations and unforgettable encounters happen every day at Shakespeare’s Birthplace and sometimes we get the chance to capture them on film and share them on the blog. Ten year old Kisakye and his nine year old sister Kirabo, from Bushey in Hertfordshire, visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace with their Mother and Grandmother and brought the house […]
Michelle from London, the First Folio and the beauty of an unhealthy relationship with a dead poet!
It was great to talk to Hannah about going to a primary school named after Shakespeare and discuss the positive effects of asking for a King James Bible on her eight birthday!
You may not have to love Shakespeare to teach Shakespeare but Rosie Langdale from Australia proves it certainly helps. It was great to talk to her.