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Meetup and decide what idea we want to go with

  • Jul 25, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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For our 2nd Meetup for Shakespeare 2016, we will probably need to (by the end of the meetup) have agreed what idea we want to go with.

Have a look at the ideas from the 1st Meetup here...

To do list by the next meeting:
[1] Contact RSC, Rose theatre, Globe, Birthplace Trust, City of London regarding plans for 2016 - Robert
[2] Research day trip to Stratford - Hilary
[3] Find out putting up a plaque procedure in City of London - Robert
[4] Email Friends of Globe - Deborah
[5] Find out about any Shakespeare societies - Deborah
[6] Increase knowledge of Shakespeare (dates, where he lived etc), 'Shakespeare' by Bill Bryson is a good book - Deborah, Hilary, Russell

We can start in Starbucks (opposite the entrance to the Globe) which is easy to get to and then move on somewhere else if people want to - possibly the café in the Globe.

Lookout for the picture of Shakespeare to find us inside Starbucks.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    I think we achieved quite a lot and now have 3 main ideas to explore. Look forward to seeing a few others if you can make it next time.

    July 27, 2013

  • Robert

    Good session.

    July 26, 2013

  • Hilary


    July 25, 2013

  • Pili

    The 25th of July I'll be in Spain.

    June 29, 2013

  • Hilary

    Homework - Trip to Stratford Upon Avon (SUA) - logistics and options

    Trains on Chiltern Line from Marylebone £6, £12, £9, £15 single on specified trains. eg One month today £12 single out 9.10 am arriving 11.15. Return[masked] £6. Shakespeare explorer ticket £35 return valid 1 day, Seniors £26.
    Post theatre train 23.15 arriving 02.10 Paddington - £27.40 single.

    Trains from Euston £48 off peak return on Virgin via Birmingham (longer journey).

    National Express – Fun fares £5 single. Journey time 3 hrs 15 mins.
    Last coach back to London 18.35 - 21.30 express (20 mins faster).

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Hilary

    To see
    1.Shakespeare's birthplace, Henley Street. (not the most informative of websites). Where Shakespeare lived 1564 to 1587 (including first 5 yrs of marriage). Museum on life and background of WS.

    2.The Grammar School of King Edward VI – WS's school. Church Street. No visit arrangements.

    3.Nash's House and (foundations of) New Place – Nash married WS's granddaughter and the house holds period furniture of Nash's times. WS bought New Place in 1597, when it was the 2nd largest house in SUA and lived here, when not in London, until his death in 1616.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Hilary

    4.Holy Trinity Church – Shakespeare's grave, portrait bust of WS. William Shakespeare is buried in the Chancel. There is a small fee to enter the Chancel. WS history – Do we conclude WS's Dad was an immigrant?

    5.Falstaff experience, Sheep Street - Tudor World – exhibition for children? Local word has it that Shakespeare’s best loved character Falstaff was based on the Tavern Keeper William Rogers who ran an inn in Sheep Street in the 16thC. Walking tour of SUA Saturdays 2pm with WS £5 and interview - ( Ongoing campaign for a Shakespeare Supper night, like (Robert) Burns' Night. History of 40 Sheep Street

    6.Shakespeare library and reading room, online materials

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Hilary

    Tickets and Opening.

    Ticket prices £14.95 - £22.95 (combined and individual tickets). 10% discount for online purchases.
    Opening hours – 10-5 daily Summer.

    RSC – Summer programme – til October. Hamlet, As you like it, All's well that ends well, Richard II, Titus Andronicus. Some availability for £5 standing, seats start at £11.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Hilary

    Museum Tickets and Opening.

    Ticket prices £14.95 - £22.95 (combined and individual tickets). 10% discount for online purchases.
    Opening hours – 10-5 daily Summer.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Hilary

    Other Details on plans for Nash's House and New Place – to open new gardens and exhibition space in 1916. Also article on Cobbe portrait of WS and his relations with the Earl of Southampton. Plus copy of portrait:

    Shakespeare week - Starting March 2014 for primary schools.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Hilary

    And other less relevant
    Hall's Croft – Home of WS's daughter Susanna and medical genius husband Dr John Hall. Museum on Halls medicine of the era.

    Mary Arden's Farm – Mary Arden, WS's mother, grew up here. Now a Tudor farm museum. 3 miles outside SUA.

    Anne Hathaway's Cottage - (married Shakespeare 1582). Childhood home with period furniture. Located in village of Shottery, 1 mile from SUA.

    Stratford town walk – daily 11am or 2pm dep on day. £5.

    1 · June 29, 2013

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