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Shakespeare’s Birthday in lockdown,

King Edward VI School wreath, 2020 The nearest Saturday to Shakespeare’s Birthday has for several decades been the day on which the town of Stratford-upon-Avon holds its biggest celebrations of the year. Birthday Celebrations have been held in some...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Apr 2020

Births, baptisms and burials

An Elizabethan baptism I wrote in 2014 about the documentary records of Shakespeare’s baptism at Holy Trinity Church on 26 April 1564. There’s a lot of confusion about the actual date of Shakespeare’s birth, but at the time it was the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Apr 2019

The Winter’s Tale live streaming: a play for our times

A scene from Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale, with its theme of the pain of loss followed by the joy of resurrection, is a play that is particularly appropriate around Easter and Shakespeare’s Birthday, while...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Apr 2017

Shakespeare’s Birthday: the Garrick Ode and Edward’s Boys

I’m writing this on the eve of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and 452nd anniversary of his birth, having just begun the weekend of celebrations in the best possible way with a wonderful concert in the church in which Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Apr 2016

Shakespeare at Holy Trinity Church 2016

Holy Trinity Church Now we’re into April and events relating to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death are beginning in earnest. Holy Trinity Church is always a focus during the Birthday Celebrations, since Shakespeare’s grave...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Apr 2016

A new Shakespeare portrait

Detail from Geoff Tristram’s portrait of Shakespeare We’re all familiar with Shakespeare’s face, although it’s often said that we don’t really know what he looked like. Every now and then someone will proclaim another painting...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Feb 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare’s 451st birthday on both sides of the Atlantic

Stratford’s procession April is a special month for Shakespeare-lovers, as we celebrate both the birth and death of William Shakespeare in 1564 and 1616. The birthday is traditionally celebrated on the 23rd, three days before his baptism at Holy...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Apr 2015

Early American visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon

The birthplace in the early nineteenth century Americans have visited Stratford on the Shakespeare trail since the very earliest days. Many thousands visited in the years between the Garrick Jubilee that began the popularisation of Stratford and the purchase...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Aug 2014

Fireworks for Shakespeare

Nothing is more likely to appeal to people regardless of age, language, or politics than a firework display, and the one that’s to be put on from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 23rd April will be an exciting start for the town’s celebrations...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Apr 2014

Celebrating World Heritage Day – 18 April 2014

World Heritage Day is all about celebrating monuments and sites of international importance; arguably one of the most internationally significance sites is Shakespeare’s Birthplace. The house is visited by thousands of people every year, who are keen...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 18 Apr 2014

Taking to the streets with Shakespeare’s characters

The Procession at the Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon [London, 1769]. From the collections of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale UniversityShakespeare celebrations in Stratford have taken many forms over the past two and a half centuries. I’ve written...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Jan 2014

Celebrating Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford Town Hall, venue for the Birthday dinners 2014 is quite rightly going to be dominated by the centenary of the outbreak of the first World War, but it’s also an important year for Shakespeare-lovers celebrating his 450th birthday. My ex-colleague...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jan 2014

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