Sunday, December 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon

A timeline in the Shakespeare Centre documents the marriage of William Shakespeare (born in 1564) and Anne Hathaway in 1582.

After seeing exhibitions in the contemporary Shakespeare Centre, visitors exit and walk past the gardens and up to the house (top right),

entering through a side door instead of off Henley Street.

Replica of the downstairs eating area.

Replica of an upstairs bedroom; a guide told us this was not wallpaper - the design was stencilled on linen so it could be easily changed and reused in another room.

Before exiting Shakespeare's birthplace/home, a troupe of professional actors entertained visitors with excerpts from several of his more popular plays.

Despite a light rain, Doug and I walked through the gardens after touring the house.

This is the front of Shakespeare's birthplace, a restored 16th century half-timbered house, bought by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1847.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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