Thursday, 3 July 2008
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
I spent the day in Stratford-upon-Avon, which I'd heard was fairly boring. (In retrospect, I guess it was.) But there were highlights! I walked by Shakespeare's birthplace, made a mini-pilgrimage to the house where John Harvard's mother lived, and went down to the Holy Trinity Church to see Shakespeare's grave. Afterwards, I grabbed an apple and a cup of coffee at a cafe and read about Gramsci for about an hour. Given that, I'm not at all ashamed to admit that the highlight of the day was a tie between buying a sandwich from the ladies auxiliary of Holy Trinity Church and hanging out at the pub where Dame Judi Dench got engaged back in the day. Sorry, Shakespeare.