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Shakespeare headlining Glastonbury? Maybe next year…

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The actors and musicians who perform daily at Shakespeare’s Birthplace may not yet  have secured a slot on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival but surely it’s only a matter of time.  Richard Bunn, Martin Smith and Jen Stone of Shakespeare Aloud, our in house troupe of professional players, usually sing songs from Shakespeare’s […]

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Life’s better when you’re rocking a ruff

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In Shakespeare’s time, all stylish Elizabethans held one firm conviction –  the bigger your ruff, the better your day.  Which is why it was such a joy to see the garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace brought alive on his 450th birthday by visitors like 11 year old Jacob Taylor from Yardley Wood, who dropped in at […]

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Visitors from Thailand celebrate 450 years of Shakespeare

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On William Shakespeare’s Birthday we welcomed visitors from all over the world to his Birthplace here in Stratford -upon-Avon. It was great to meet two Shakespeare fans from Thailand who were happy to don a couple of cloaks from our special Tudor dressing up tent and wish the great man a happy birthday.

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From RADA to the Bard – drama students visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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RADA students Fehinti Balogun and Jordon Stevens visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace and blew us away with their verve, energy and love of Shakespeare’s words.  Between them they name checked Taming of the Shrew, King John, Two Noble Kinsman, Venus and Adonis and Othello and made all of those 400 year old texts sound as if they […]

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Adam Spencer and Rebecca Patton 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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Lisa Rendell 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 Lisa Rendell took the part of Juliet while her Romeo was played […]

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Visitors perform 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.  Lena visited the house with her family and took the part of Juliet, […]

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David Beresford as Romeo and Jen Stone as 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.  Visitor David Beresford took the part of Romeo and his Juliet was Jen […]

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Sylvia and Jeremy Willcocks 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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Romeo & Juliet performed by visitors to 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.  A very big thank you from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Living Shakespeare […]