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 […]
Liah from Goa visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace with her Dad. It was great to meet her and we hope she has happy memories of the sunny afternoon she spent talking to the guides in the house and hanging out with the actors in the garden.
After a sell out of performance of Macbeth on Saturday night by Shakespeare Aloud, actor Martin Smith revisits the Porter scene to mark the day on which we all celebrate the foiling of the Gunpowder plot in 1605. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in the shadow of Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Palace of Westminster […]
If you can’t get tickets to see David Tennant as Richard ll at the RSC do the next best thing – come to Shakespeare’s Birthplace here in Stratford upon Avon and perform one of the iconic speeches from the play on our mini stage in the garden and soak up the applause yourself. Which is […]
On Saturday November 2nd at 6pm, a powerful and stripped back version of Macbeth will be performed by Shakespeare Aloud in the Queen Elizabeth Hall of the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street. Stratford-upon-Avon. It will be a unique opportunity to see the troupe of professional players who act daily at Shakespeare’s Birthplace bring this most compelling […]
The guides and actors at Shakespeare’s Birthplace really enjoyed welcoming a school group from Dusseldorf in Germany to the house. We just had to ask their teacher about the kangaroo…
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 […]
Great to talk to visitors from New Zealand who had traced their family tree back to Shakespeare’s sister and hoped to continue their research here at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. The background noise is provided by actors from in-house acting troupe ‘Shakespeare Aloud’ who perform Shakespeare (loudly!) in the garden of the Birthplace every day of the […]
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.