Pipes (plural) with traces of cannabis have been found in Shakespeare’s yard – dated conceivably to the period. That’s about all there is ultimately to conclude in terms of hard facts to this article, but there is a collection of enticements to consider. This broke via Times magazine a month or so back but it seems […]
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Still cooking here – last scene to get in before my train back to London. Such a brilliant accident that I was able to get these scenes in on Henley St – bit of encouragement directly from the source, if you will. In the play we’re heading directly into the mayhem for which it’s most […]
Carrying forth here on a chilly day in Stratford. I suppose the weather’s perfectly reasonable considering where we are, but you can see I need both scarves to get through a couple acts here. We’re on the street of Shakespeare’s birthplace and upbringing. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is right behind us.
Well we’re back where we started. Several months ago Yorick and I stood only about 30 meters from this very spot, beginning the strange and eventful history with Act I, Scene 1 of Two Gentlemen of Verona. A dozen plays and thousands of miles later we are once again back here, albeit in a less […]
This is great – not the most intuitive play to read on the street of Shakespeare’s birth and raising, and yet why not – it’s one of his most inventive works if not his MOST inventive play, and it shows just how far the man’s imagination could travel. You feel me? This is one of […]
And……we’re off! The very first installment of Shakespeare Aloud. Thanks to Dr. Nicholas Walton, scholar, writer and professor at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust here in Stratford, Yorick and I have been given permission to film my first scene of the first Shakespeare play in the canon, right outside his actual birthplace. Nick and I discussed […]
We then went outside the gardens onto the public side of Henley St to do the second scene. Behind me is the main entrance to Shakespeare’s birthplace. Nick once again mans the camera and shows a nice little pan of Henley. Although there are Shakespeare stores galore, I find it actually rather tasteful – it […]