Friday, March 2, 2012

Literary Europe VII - Stratford-upon-Avon

Yay for more literature stuff!!!  And this one is a big one - Stratford-upon-Avon is where Shakespeare was born and spent the remainder of his days!  A friend and I recently took a trip there to see Shakespeare's birthplace, where he was buried, and Nash's House (where Shakespeare last lived before he passed away).  While there my friend and I also saw a performance of The Taming of the Shrew by the Royal Shakespeare Company!  It was amazing, possibly the best performance of a play I have ever seen.  The entire cast was amazing, and the energy and smoothness of the show was great.  I'd definitely recommend their shows to anyone who likes good theatre (especially Shakespeare!).

Anyway, as usual, here are my photos:

Statue of Lady MB.

Dedication on a clock/monument to Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's Birthplace!!!  Yes - the actual house where he was born :)

The first folio!

David could I leave him out?

Authors who have also come to Shakespeare's birthplace :)

Cool carved statue of Shakespeare.

Backside and yard of his birthplace.

The river - gorgeous.

The church where William is buried.

Shakespeare's grave!

Dedication to Shakespeare inside the church where he is buried.
Pub where W. S. used to go (across the street from Nash's house).

Inside the yard of Nash's house - currently under excavation.
Statue for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Outside the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre after seeing The Taming of the Shrew!

1 comment:

  1. Fun! Cool that all these buildings are still there in the mostly original state!