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!
The kid, outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace, trying out Shakespeare-an play-costumes
Shakespeare in painting
Boys’ Bedroom at Shakespeare’s
gloves and caps and other things in Shakespeare’s room
Shakespeare family’s bedroom
Shakespeare in glass
The only glass window in the house!
: posing with my favourite: Shakespeare
Shakespeare did not sit on this chair! It belongs to that age!
And attentive, international crowd
Ladies room in the Shakespeare house? I forget it now!
Shakespeare bed in Boys’ room
Shakespeare gloves, etc
Outside Shakespeare House: for the visitor: insert a penny coin, and get the shape mangled to the desired one!
Shakespeare kitchen and fire place
That is Richard from London
Shakespeare garden where you are given a taste of his plays (capsules)
More to come in the next installment…
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