When we saw Essexgirl09’s comprehensive collection of Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare sites a few weeks ago, we thought of it as an early birthday present. An early birthday present by proxy, anyway: William Shakespeare’s big day is this weekend, and celebrations--think parties, parades, and lots of cake--roll into Stratford.
Our celebration will be just as sweet; we’re marking the occasion by digging into Essexgirl09’s journal, Shakespeare’s Stratford, as well as other reviews from IgoUgo members who have visited Mary Arden’s; Shakespeare’s Birthplace; Anne Hathaway’s Cottage; Hall’s Croft; and Nash’s House.
A big thanks to Essexgirl09, who is quickly becoming IgoUgo’s bard of England, for gifting us a fitting way to toast the other bard’s birthday.
Comment by ukdestination on May 18, 2010
stratford is a fantastic place, somewehere that you can really feel the history around you, one of my favourite places in the uk
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Comment by Toinette on June 4, 2010
I heard it thru A grapevine that Shakespeare was the pen name of one FLORIO -
Could Shakespeare really have had Italian human elements...Wonder if any artists ever painted his portrait, would you know?