Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Hamlet’. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs his plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and adjacent Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon.

Stratford upon Avon - Oxford - London map

Stratford upon Avon – Oxford – London map

I have never thought of going to Shakespere’s birthplace and had not read about it but got there unexpectedly on 3-May-16 when our friend Jimmy Myo picked up us at the hotel in Paddington we were staying. He already had picked up Min Sein and May Khine and he took us to Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a  nice trip and brought back to my memory Shakespeare’s short stories in the English curriculum during High School: Hamlet; The Merchant of Venice; King Lear_ and also the famous Romeo and Juliet, the movie Shakespeare in Love.

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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare on the banks of the River Avon.

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Court Jester at Shakespeare’s birthplace walk road

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Memorial Stone

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In front of Shakespeare Center

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Shakespeare’s homes

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Shakespeare family tree

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Shakespeare home

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With play actors

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cabinet

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dining table

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kitchen

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stove

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Work table

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upper floor window

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writing table

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Master bed

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children’s room

some have no bed

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night pot

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exit

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Jimmy who took us to Shakespeare’s birthplace

We were then taken to Anne Hathawa’s home not far away.

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Anne Hathaway’s home

It was an unexpected  nice trip, thanks to Jimmy.

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