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John Shakespeare


Explore the life of William Shakespeare’s father John, a busy father and tradesman heavily involved in Stratford-upon-Avon community life.

Shakespeare's Circle

Let’s Talk Shakespeare Podcast


On Monday the 9th November 2015 the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust launched the first episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, a ten part podcast series exploring some of the frequently asked questions about Shakespeare’s life.

Jennifer Reid
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare


It’s amazing to think that since the publication of the famous First Folio of Shakespeare’s works in 1623, no two versions of the Complete Works currently in and out of print are identical. Each one is unique in terms of its size, shape, and colour, but there are also minor and major textual differences on the pages within.