The subject of today’s reveal has seen an awful lot come and go at Shakespeare’s New Place, and not just since we’ve started working on it either. Glyn is here to tell you about our beautiful mulberry tree!
Today we celebrate a feature of Shakespeare’s New Place that has been literally under wraps for months while gardening and construction works have gone one: that’s right, say hello once more to the Gregg Wyatt sculptures!
The chair and desk you’ll see at Shakespeare’s New Place are not replicas, but are representative of his life as a working writer. They are also truly beautiful examples of craftsmanship, carved from wood and then cast in bronze at The Foundry.
In the summer of 1592, London suffered an outbreak of the plague. Public gathering places, including theatres, were shut down to stop it spreading. Theatre companies went on tour to carry on working, but Shakespeare stayed behind.