To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, and as a commemoration of the 400 years since his death, last weekend I travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon, his beautiful hometown. Shakespeare was a master, his writings, incredible. His work has enlightened, changed the lives, sparked the interests, of millions of people, from all around the world. The immortal beauty of his work can be seen in the love so many of us have for the masterpieces he left behind hundreds of years ago. I don’t think I need to write any more about how much Shakespeare and his beautiful sonnets, plays, and writings, mean to me, how much I’m fascinated by them, how much I love them; you can see it in the countless articles I’ve written about them, the many more I will do so in future, and my inability to go for a prolonged period of time without writing something Shakespeare.
To celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary genius, in this article I’m going to show you some of the most funny and wonderful things I found on my trip to his beautiful hometown, a journey which really made me reflect on, and appreciate, the magic and magnificence of all his works.
This just says “It’s Summer!”
The boats here are named after some of the heroines of Shakespeare’s plays and I’m like “yes, yes, yes!”
The Tragedy of Richard the Third.
This from my favourite cheesemongers, Paxton and Whitfield.
That is the question…
Hamlet beautifully retold
Phillip Bisell’s wonderful art, Looking for Will.
I’ve added this to my list of most valued possessions and there are no words.
Dedicated to, and in memory of, William Shakespeare- master, icon, genius.
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