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Stay passenger, why goest thou by so fast? A taste of history at Holy Trinity Church

Stay passenger, why goest thou by so fast? This line begins the English verse beneath the figure of Shakespeare on his monument. It was designed to draw attention to the grave of Shakespeare “with whome, quick nature dide”. Ironically, for … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night’s Dreaming: online experiment and real-time event

This weekend Stratford-upon-Avon has been the venue for a “daring new collaboration” between the RSC and Google’s Creative Lab to stage a real-time performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream while simultaneously creating a digital presence in which anybody could join. The … Continue reading

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The first of May in Stratford-upon-Avon

As today is both the first of May and a quite beautiful spring day I thought I’d share with you some photos I took on early this morning to Shakespeare’s church and the River Avon with views towards the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Latest news about Shakespeare’s portraits

Shakespeare’s face is universally recognised, and there must be thousands of different portraits in existence. Yet very few of them could be said to be authentic in any way. For centuries people have wanted to own their own image of … Continue reading

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Linking Shakespeare’s Theatre and his Church: Bensonian actor Frank Rodney

When I wrote my piece about the Benson memorial windows in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, I received a comment about the memorial to Bensonian actor Frank Rodney that stands in Holy Trinity Church. Stratford’s Church probably contains more memorials to … Continue reading

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Restoration in Shakespeare’s church: the Clopton Chapel

Most visitors to Holy Trinity Church make a beeline for the monument to Shakespeare in the chancel. It’s not surprising, but doing so means visitors miss a number of other things in the church which have a Shakespeare connection. One … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s quill

Many traditions and myths relating to Shakespeare have built up in the almost four centuries since his death. As part of the celebrations for Shakespeare’s birthday this year the tradition of placing a new quill pen in the hand of the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s daughter

David Tennant as Jack Lane, Teresa Banham as Susanna, in The Herbal Bed, RSC 1996 May 26 is the anniversary of the baptism of Shakespeare’s first daughter, Susanna. The only fact that most people know about her is that she … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare 2012

People all round the world will be celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday today, 23rd April. This year we in the UK welcome productions of Shakespeare’s plays in many languages from all parts of the world as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Even though these … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Avon, Act 7: Holy Trinity Church

Anyone visiting Stratford interested in places associated with Shakespeare will be aware that the parish church where he worshipped is a good 15 minutes walk from Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Why is Stratford’s church on the outskirts of the town, and on … Continue reading

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