In respect of the Bard…

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A nostalgic trip back to William Shakespeare, definitely my all Time favourite writer.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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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  1. Thanks Rohini. Hamlet at 13 -. yawn, but at 66 – bring more on!.Two tutors, the first was self-seeking, the second a wonderful teacher. It was part of an Open University session for my English Lit. exam.which I took sitting among teenagers and a few 20 year olds…Gulp! Best wishes. x

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