Shakespeare in Love : Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

31 July. Finally, my dream of visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace and watching one of his plays was fulfilled yesterday. I with Richard from London, spent one full day in Stratford-upon-Avon. The visit culminated in watching the master playwright’s classic Hamlet performed by Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at 7.00pm.

It was all the trouble. First visited William Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Then a few capsule-performances in his garden. It was followed by Nash’s House and the New Place. The Lovely Nash Garden. Hall’f Croft. Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare was baptised and buried, too – his and his family graves. The Avon River – a walk along its banks. RSC.

A balti meal was followed by Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens. The culmination at RSC – first a trip to the tower to see Stratford from its 8th floor, an exhibition of the costumes used in  Shakespeare plays, and finally the great Hamlet!

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The kid, outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace, trying out Shakespeare-an play-costumes

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Shakespeare in painting

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Boys’ Bedroom at Shakespeare’s

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gloves and caps and other things in Shakespeare’s room

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Shakespeare family’s bedroom

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Shakespeare in glass

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Shakespeare-household things

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The only glass window in the house!

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: posing with my favourite: Shakespeare

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Shakespeare did not sit on this chair! It belongs to that age!

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And attentive, international crowd

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Ladies room in the Shakespeare house? I forget it now!

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Shakespeare bed in Boys’ room

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Shakespeare gloves, etc

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Shakespeare kitchen

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Outside Shakespeare House: for the visitor: insert a penny coin, and get the shape mangled to the desired one!

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Shakespeare kitchen and fire place

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Cradle

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That is Richard from London

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Shakespeare garden where you are given a taste of his plays (capsules)

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More to come in the next installment…

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