July 26, 2016

Stratford-Upon-Avon. July, 1969

Picking up on yesterday's Shakespearean post, here I am on my first trip to Europe. Of course, this English major had to go to Shakespeare's alleged birthplace. I remember staying in a very twee B&B, and attending several performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. (Just to put things in perspective, I also remember that Shaft was playing at the local cinema.) Do you suppose I was the first (or last) person to pose with imagined sullied hands here in front of Lady Macbeth's stature in the Shakespeare memorial gardens? (It looks as if I was sporting a haircut -- and color! -- made popular back then by Twiggy. "The sun did it.")

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