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1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

Why there's still much ado about Shakespeare, 450 years later

A pyrotechnician lights a flaming depiction of William Shakespeare during a firework display at the Royal Shakespeare Company marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in Stratford-upon-Avon, southern England April 23, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | Stratford Herald

VIDEO: Early stages of new 'Dick Shakespeare' film enticing Coen Brothers

Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart.

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14 hrs ago | Stratford Herald

Rejoice! Antony and Cleopatra sees RSC go back to basics

Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart.

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14 hrs ago | Stratford Herald

Government confirm WWI hero will be commemorated in StratfordAN...

Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Huntington News

Parallel Universe: Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare; Words and...

Brush up your Shakespeare / Start quoting him now / Brush up your Shakespeare / And the women you will wow -- Cole Porter, from his song "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from "Kiss Me Kate" On this 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare I want to wish the Bard a happy birthday.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Fireworks, performances to mark 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth

Around the world, the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare will be celebrated on Wednesday, with the major festivities held in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom.

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Radio Times

7pmThe One Show

Actor Nigel Havers and TV presenter Nicky Campbell are in the studio for a chat while Gyles Brandreth reports from Stratford-Upon-Avon, where he is celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday.

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Stratford Herald

VIDEO: The Cathedrals Express steams into Stratford for the Bard's birthday

THE STEAM AGE returned to Stratford-upon-Avon today with the arrival of the Cathedrals Express into the town's station at 1.30pm.

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Radio Times

11 ways to celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Take part in his 450th b-day procession through the streets of the Elizabethan market town to lay flowers on his grave.

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News Shopper

19 of England's greatest claims to fame on St George's Day

From Shakespeare to Banksy to The Beatles: 19 of England's greatest claims to fame to celebrate St George's Day The nation's bard, the most quoted writer in the history of the English-speaking world, has won The People's Choice vote in VisitEngland's Hall of Fame campaign.

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BBC News

VIDEO: Scotland: The Bard and the border

Scottish voters will decide whether or not they want to leave the United Kingdom in September but the issue is also being discussed across the British Isles.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

RSC Celebrates Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with Fireworks Tonight

The Royal Shakespeare Company will mark Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with a free fireworks display outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon this evening, 23 April.

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Newsday

A tour of Shakespeare's England

The inns, brothels, battlefields and towns of England are sprinkled throughout William Shakespeare's plays.

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The Independent

Walking Shakespeare's Way

The Shakespeare's Way path stretches 146 miles from his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre in London.

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BroadwayWorld.com

West End's MATILDA Now Booking Through May 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company 's production of Roald Dahl 's Matilda The Musical is now booking through to May 2015.

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Andover Advertiser

Take the St George's Day express

THE Cathedrals Express is making a special St George's Day trip which will start and finish in Andover for the very first time.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Daily Campus

The Dog Ear: A global birthday celebration

Tomorrow would be William Shakespeare's 450th birthday. Historians predict that Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, based on his baptism date of April 26, 1564.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

New Statesman

Hilary Mantel: "I do think the level of public debate is debased"

The scene is an early supper at the Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. The time is just between the penultimate all-day Saturday performances of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies , the RSC's adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker-winning novels; the shows will close here in a week's time before reopening at the Aldwych, in London, in May. The ... (more)

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Financial Times

Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

The best Falstaffs are generally the more philosophical ones. We think of Shakespeare's great fat knight as rollicking, but in truth we see him do little of that sort of thing; he isn't built for rollicking, after all.

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Bucksfreepress.co.uk

Bucks Free Press: Steam train takes Beaconsfield passengers on a journey

AS the Cathedrals Express train rolled into Beaconsfield Train Station to collect hundreds of excited passengers, I knew I was in for a treat.

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