Sue Vincent takes us down memory lane for most of us who attended school in the UK… As part of our English Literature exams at 16, a Shakespeare play was mandatory. Mine was Julius Caesar. As Sue says, there is a little controversy about William Shakespeare and his works… but whoever participated in the writing of this amazing legacy that has been left us, it has stood the test of time. Fascinating read… #recommended
With the Silent Eye’s annual workshop just weeks away and based around the idea of a fictitious final play by William Shakespeare, we decided to take a trip to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon to pay our respects. With his back to the river and surrounded by some of his most memorable characters, the Bard surveys the life of the town, watching from his pedestal as he would have watched in life.
It is said, although there is no record of either event, that Shakespeare was born in Henley Street, on 23rd April, St. George’s day in 1564 and died on the same day in 1616. It is plausible, as although records were not kept in those days of births and deaths, his baptism was recorded on April 26th 1564 and his burial on 26th April 1616, at Holy Trinity Church.
His father was a successful glove maker and his mother the daughter…
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