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William Shakespeare's Birthplace
is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Britain.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford and, even today,
visitors can find evidence of the town's history.
can walk around the town easily and can also enjoy walks along
the River Avon, which
flows through Stratford. There are several
houses and other buildings associated or connected with
Shakespeare and his family, which are open to the public. Some
of these houses have
rare furnishings and
household items from
the Tudor period (the 16th century).
The Tudor-style house in Henley Street is Stratford's
most visited place. William Shakespeare was born here in 1564,
descendants lived here until the 19th century.
Place New Place was Shakespeare's home for 19 years,
from the age of 33 in 1597 until his death in 1616. The house
pulled down in the 18th
century but its
grounds can still be
seen, including a 20th century re-creation of an
Anne Hathaway married William Shakespeare in 1582 when he
was just 18. When she was
growing up Anne lived in a cottage
that has become one of England's most famous buildings. Parts of
the house are very old and were built in the 15th century.
Although referred to as a cottage, it is actually a twelve-roomed
Before she met her future husband John, Shakespeare's
mother Mary Arden lived in an old farmhouse in Wilmcote, three
and half miles (5.5 km) outside Stratford. Today it is a museum
with two historic farms, a
forge and a
Shakespeare's eldest daughter Susan lived at Hall's
Croft with her husband, Dr Hall. Dr Hall was
regarded as a
medical genius, and today the house contains an exhibition about
him and his medicine. The house is near to Holy Trinity church,
the church where William Shakespeare is
Built on the banks of the River Avon the Royal
Shakespeare Theatre is the main base for the Royal
Shakespeare Company. Many distinguished British actors and
actresses have been associated with the theatre. For example,
Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman and Judi Dench have all acted at
You can even see one of Shakespeare's plays being
performed in his "home town".
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down: dismantled, knocked down(derribada)
foundations: the underground part of a building(cimientos) grounds: the large gardens and land surrounding a house
becoming an adult
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(falcons, hawks, etc) are kept(halconera) blacksmith:
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a small lake for ducks(estanque para patos)
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inside a grave or tomb(enterrado)
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It was pulled
down in the 18th century.
You can see
Shakespeare's plays performed here.
It has a
duckpond and a falconry.
Some parts of
the house were built in
the 15th century.