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Shakespeare’s mulberry and New Place

My current research on the development of celebrations for Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon has really focused my attention on the importance of the historic mulberry tree and the site of New Place in the story of the preservation of Shakespeare’s town. … Continue reading

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Souvenirs of Shakespeare: “I’ll have his picture”

Whenever we visit an unusual place or special event, we buy a souvenir. We may want to show off to our friends, or just to have something to remind us of the occasion. The first proper Shakespeare souvenirs were the … Continue reading

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