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Shakespeare’s Living Advent Calendar – December 8th

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For those of you who can’t can’t remember the names of all of Shakespeare’s plays, here is the Shakespeare Can Can as a musical aide memoire. The team of talented Tudors who have devised this song are all members of Shakespeare Aloud – the troupe of professional players who perform every day at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. […]

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar – December 7th

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Shakespeare’s Singing Advent Calendar is here to help you through the darkest days of the year with a reminder that spring is round the corner. Open today’s door and feel your heart warmed by ‘It Was a Lover and his Lass’ which was written by William Shakespeare for As You Like It. This unique performance […]

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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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Hamlet as the “first and finest Emo”?

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Here’s a new take on Hamlet.  Shakespeare fan Kate-Lyn from South Africa sees him as the “first and finest Emo” and enjoys the character’s dark humour.  ”I think I relate to him in some ways,” she says, “apart from the whole, you know, shall I murder my uncle thing…”  It was great to talk to […]

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Round of applause Romeo

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Here’s a great story from a young man who longed to play the part of Romeo and didn’t waste the opportunity when his teacher allowed him a crack at Shakespeare’s most romantic hero.  There was no better place for Sean from Dublin to share his love of Shakespeare than the garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace and […]