|Legacy of The Bard from Stratford
Today, we are welcomed to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of, arguably, the greatest playwright and poet of all time: William Shakespeare. We are unbelievably fortunate to visit at this moment, as the city and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This is a HUGE deal in the UK!
- Your Travel Manager will take you on a fascinating historical orientation of this picturesque little town, concluding at the Royal Shakespeare & Swan Theatre.
- Next, we’ll lunch, and buzz with anticipation of the esteemed company we’ll keep this afternoon.
- Come mentally prepared for an afternoon Workshop with the most famous classical theatre company in the world, The Royal Shakespeare Company.
- At this particular moment in time, The Royal Shakespeare & Swan Theatres are celebrating by opening their world-class “The Other Place” theatre and – for the first time ever – public access to their costumes.
- Theatrical historians will identify the complex ways costuming and props used in rehearsals can influence the performance. You will have rare access to handle some notable costume pieces and hear about legendary actors wearing all manner of fantastic, temporary items to influence the demeanor of their complex characters.
- We will also gain access to the restored Grade II listed Swan Wing, including the creation of a new exhibition, The Play’s The Things, which reveals the secrets and stories behind the making of this famed institution’s world-class productions.
- And then, everyone will understand if you’re feeling a bit emotional this evening, as it’s our final Pre-Theatre Dinner.
Is there such a thing as too much Shakespeare? After today’s phenomenal immersion in all things Shakespeare, you’ll be nowhere near your limits as we’re enthralled by tonight’s peerless master performance at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.