Monthly Archives: September 2015

Shakespeare and the Authorship Question: Part 1

The Henley Street house where Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, was built sometime between the late 1400s and the early 1500s. A typical building of the times, the half-timbered house was constructed in wattle and daub around a wooden frame. Local oak from … Continue reading

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The Vexed Question of Shakespeare’s Second Best Bed

Inside the house at Henley Street, along with half-a-dozen other visitors, we stood in the upstairs room in which Shakespeare was born, and gazed at his mother’s bed.     Someone asked the guide whether this really was THE bed–the actual bed … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be

Back in October 2014, when we were first planning our trip to Europe, Bob had said that while we were in England, he dearly wanted to visit a mini-railway and ride the little trains.  (Below:) In England, we found this ride-on mini-train at Blenheim … Continue reading

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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens

In my post of 29 July, “Discoveries,” I spoke about our quick visit to the Oxford Museum in the UK, in May this year. On that day, a Friday, we left the Museum in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, before midday to go in search of William Shakespeare’s birthplace … Continue reading

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Radio and Theatre, and the Works of Sheila Stewart.

In my last blog I mentioned that the Roundham Lock Theatre staged a play titled A Boat’s Yer Whole World, based on Sheila Stewart’s book Ramlin Rose: … A Boat’s Yer Whole World: “Birth, death, tears, laughter… and tons of coal!  Adapted from ‘Ramlin … Continue reading

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