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Great Britain: Edinburgh, Canterbury, Bath, Eversholt, Castle Combe, Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, York, Warwick, Edinburgh

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England; Warwickshire & Coventry - Warwick, Stratford Upon Avon, Henley-In-Arden, Alcester, Coventry, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon Coventry, Stratford-Upon-Avon

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England - York, Winchester, Cambridge,Stratford Upon Avon, Kensington/London, Exton, Oxford, Castle Combe, Lindisfarne, London/Notting Hill

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April 26, 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).

From our stacks: 1. Frontispiece “Shakspeare. Engraved by W.J. Fry after a Cast made by Mr. George Bullock, from the Monumental Bust at Stratford-upon-Avon.” from Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet; Criticisms on his Genius and Writings; A New Chronology of his Plays; A Disquisition on the Object of his Sonnets; and A History of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements, Superstitions, Poetry, and Elegant Literature of his age. By Nathan Drake, M.D. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. 1817.  2. Frontispiece “Five genuine Autographs of Shakspeare. No.1 is from Shakspeare’s Mortgage 1612-13. 2. is from Mr. Malone’s plate II. No. X. 3. is from the first brief of Shakspeare’s Will. 4. is from the second brief of the Will. 5. is from the third brief of the Will. H. Mutlow, Sculpt.” from Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet; Criticisms on his Genius and Writings; A New Chronology of his Plays; A Disquisition on the Object of his Sonnets; and A History of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements, Superstitions, Poetry, and Elegant Literature of his age. By Nathan Drake, M.D. In Two Volumes. Vol. II. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. 1817.

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earthy in England—Stratford-Upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s hometown definitely capitalizes on its most famous resident’s fame, but what town wouldn’t? I felt a bit bad for the other people buried at Trinity Church, though, forever upstaged by the Bard.

The main event here was seeing Antony and Cleopatra performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which was amazing! I’d never seen a professional Shakespeare production before. The actress playing Cleopatra was especially good!