England 2016: Shakespeare 400

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo by Clan Murphy, 2016.
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo by Clan Murphy, 2016.

From June 6 – 22, 2016, four members of Clan Murphy toured southern England and Cornwall. We’d been plotting and planning the trip for almost twenty years, and it fell out quite by accident that we were finally able to make the journey during the 400th anniversary year of William Shakespeare’s death.

One of our objectives was, of course, to see, for the first time, Shakespeare’s home town and birthplace, the reconstructed London Globe, as well as attend world-class theatre productions of Shakespeare’s Plays.

This page is home base for our Bard-related blogs on our tour. As we add posts in June and July, we’ll log-and-link them below.

Fiennes RIII thumbOn Brittle Glass: Ralph Fiennes’ Richard III in London, 2016.

One night this spring, my eldest daughter and I stayed up half the night, US West Coast time, to snag tickets the moment they went on sale for this production. Knowing that the theatre was small and the stars big, we figured tickets would go fast. We even bought a membership in the Almeida so we could book a week early…READ MORE