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Shakespeare in Irish


On the occasion of St. Patrick's Day, we are pleased to publish a very special video. It features Shakespeare Birthplace Trust volunteer Ann McDermott reading sonnet 116 in Irish.

Mareike Doleschal
Irish Translating Shakespeare

A Mulberry Love Token


A new acquisition, this mulberry wood picture frame is a perfect example of how one small item can tell us volumes about Shakespeare’s legacy and the history of the people of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Rosalyn Sklar

Gardens of Morocco

SBT news

Bertie Smith took a trip to Morocco with REEP (the Religions & Environment Education Programme) to learn about the several different kinds of gardens there, least of all the Anglo-Moroccan Shakespeare Garden in Marrakech.

Liberty Smith
International Gardens

Shakespeare's sonnets in Arabic


Abdul Sattar Jawad, Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University, has recently translated several of Shakespeare's sonnets into Arabic. He gives us an insight into the art that goes into this work.

Abdul Sattar Jawad
Translating Shakespeare

The Gardens of Shakespeare's New Place: February

Shakespeare's family homes

Jane Shaw recounts tales of New Place in this February update, detailing scandalous theories of goings-on by the Shakespeares in years gone by, more ways to fight the bitter cold, and the self-destructive nature of the mistletoe...

Jane Shaw
Gardens New Place