Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Ye Olde Stratford-Upon-Avon

On the way back from our trip to the Lakes District, we realised that it was a short detour to Shakespeare's old stomping ground, Stratford-Upon-Avon. Given that we had Tane Mc Englishlitgeek and Sarah from Taranaki's Stratford-Upon-Patea in the car there was no question that we wouldn't stop for a look around. Look! This random plaque mentions the Taranaki Stratford!

There are lots of theories floating around about Shakespeare. First, there are those that think that William Shakespeare wrote a whole lot of plays. Simple. There is also a school of thought that think that he was a giant fake and that Shakespeare the actor was a convenient cover for either a group of writers, Francis Bacon or Christopher Marlowe. Regardless of whether or not Shakespeare wrote the plays, we still got to visit the house where he was born back in 1564. Old school. Stratford-Upon-Avon was a very nice town with ye olde Tudor buildings aplenty. It also had tacky Shakespeare references and tourist shops aplenty, but guess that was to be expected.

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