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Sophie Brookes and Tom James as Romeo and Juliet

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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 […]

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Carol Marshall-Brown as Juliet at Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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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.  Visitor Carol Marshall-Brown acted with Martin Smith, one of our troupe of in-house […]

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Michelle Cook and Richard Biddle as Romeo and Juliet

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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 […]

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Christopher and Melanie Macer as Romeo and Juliet

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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 […]

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1940s glamour meets Tudor England at Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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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 […]

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Love Shakespeare, love teaching Shakespeare

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Silvia Lobato and Carina Bertolo from Buenos Aires, Argentina, love Shakespeare and love teaching Shakespeare.  They brought a party of students round Shakespeare’s Birthplace and it was really great to meet them and share their excitement at being in the place where William Shakespeare was born and grew up.

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Should Shakespeare be an olympic sport?

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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 […]

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Happy Twelfth Night from Living Shakespeare.com!

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We would like to wish all of you who have watched, liked,shared and appeared on www.livingshakespeare.com a very happy Twelfth Night!  What better way to celebrate than with a scene from the play Shakespeare wrote to be performed on this night filmed in the house where he grew up.  Actors Rich Bunn and Martin Smith […]

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Five year old Jai recites one of the five Shakespeare sonnets he knows by heart

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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 […]

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A spontaneous performance at Shakespeare’s Birthplace from folk singer Sheila Mosley

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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 […]