On April 23rd 1564 William Shakespeare was born in a house on Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Exactly 450 years later, in the garden of the very same house, visitors from around the world gathered to celebrate the Bard’s big birthday. The atmosphere was full of joy and we hope that the birthday blogs on Living Shakespeare […]
It was a lovely sunny day when Natalie Smith from Brooklyn, New York, visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace here in Stratford-upon-Avon. Natalie studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when she first lived in England and talks beautifully about Shakespeare’s Sonnet 44 and what it meant to her as she adjusted to life in a […]
Great to meet Janice and Gary from Florida.
It was great to talk to Tom Walsh, Katia Garcia and Marla Zarate, from New York and Madrid, in the garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
It was a real privilege to talk to Sharon Saxton from Orange County, Southern California about loving Shakespeare, teaching Shakespeare and her passion for his plays.
It was great to talk to Gena and Angela from Florida and hear how much they enjoyed the experience of visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Their warmth and enthusiasm were infectious and all of us guides got a real kick out of sharing our knowledge with them.
There was only one way to celebrate American Independence Day here at Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon – with a unique performance of the scene from The Comedy of Errors which includes the only mention of America in all of Shakespeare’s plays. The sun shone, the visitors applauded and actors Martin Smith and Richard Bunn from […]
Shakespeare super fan Ella from America visited the Birthplace on her 19th birthday and lit up the building with her passion for Shakespeare and her insight into his female roles. Having played Viola and Puck and loved ”the cross dressing, the yelling, the running around,” she talks eloquently about why Lady Macbeth is her dream […]
It was a real delight to talk to Maisie, Kyra, Desiree and Olivia who had all been chosen to take part in a special summer programme for kids in the Boston area. The scheme includes the opportunity to come to England, watch and perform Shakespeare and of course visit his birthplace here in Stratford upon […]
Today it is William Shakespeare’s 449th birthday and there has been something in the air here at Shakespeare’s Birthplace – something special. The sunshine was unbroken, the sky a perfect blue and everywhere in the house and gardens people were inspired to talk, perform and celebrate the life of the man who changed the world […]