Sunday, 19 July 2009


Stratford-Upon-Avon was a quaint little town in which the birthplace of William Shakespeare remains. There is also a library and a theatre company in that town. The Shakespeare library was formed in 1847 by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This library is the place to go to find information about Shakespeare, his family, his plays and just about anything you might need to know about him. The library houses the first folio of William Shakespeare's plays. We were told on our tour around the library that there was a portrait of Shakespeare found recently. There are thousands of archival records found in the vaults of the library. The library is in the process of entering their material into a database to help patrons find resources with more ease. The librarians were very friendly and helpful. The library does not recieve money from the government for their services so any donations from patrons are welcome. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust also takes care of four other homes relating to Shakespeare and his family and the town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Stratford-Upon-Avon is also home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. That night we went to see the Shakespeare play "As You Like It." It was extremely good! The actors did a fantastic job! If ever there was a Shakespeare play to go see in Stratford, that is it! It was very interesting and I would definitely go back if I have the chance. (This picture was retrieved from

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