Celebrate the legacy of William Shakespeare, arguably the world’s greatest playwright, as this year marks the anniversary of 400 years since his death. Throughout the year there are fascinating events taking place, the extent of which are an acknowledgement of the magnitude of his influence on our literary world today.
Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, the medieval market town of Stratford upon Avon, where in commemoration of this unique anniversary, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom has been opened to the public for the first time, and from July explore the site of his family home, New Place, where he lived for nineteen years and wrote an astounding 26 plays!
From 20 June to 13 August, Oxford Castle’s historic castleyard will be the stunning setting for open-air performances of some of his most popular plays,
For more innovative events taking place across the country, check out https://www.visitengland.com/things-to-do/shakespeare-400. So if your only experience of William Shakespeare was less than inspiring in a school classroom long ago, then it could be time to think again….!
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