Hazel McHaffie

Royal Shakespeare Company

Better still …!

Last week I shared the tribute to Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh. I wonder how many of you instantly thought of Stratford upon Avon – a whole town devoted to the memory of William Shakespeare. I’ve recently had the delight of visiting it and wandering around in the March sunshine savouring the memorials to his life and work. Fascinating!

There are the buildings where he was born (sadly closed to visitors that day because of an imminent week-long event) …

the cottage where his-wife-to-be,  Anne Hathaway, lived (they married when he was 18, she 26) …

the family home …

the church where he’s buried …

the theatre where his plays are still put on all these years later.

His fictional characters are depicted in enduring form.

Indeed, he is remembered here, there, and everywhere …

even in games etched into the pathways!

It’s a special feeling just wandering in his footsteps.

And seeing his work still enduring. Imagine seeing one of his classics performed here! Perchance to dream …

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