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Stratford 1: Shakespeare, Glove Maker

How did the son of a small-town glove maker come to write the greatest plays in the world? Join actor and producer Ben Crystal as he explores Shakespeare's early years in Stratford-upon-Avon.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2



Very interresting

Yes, I've seen a Shakespeare play but it was adapted to a movie. I really enjoy it.
I have a normally job, nothing different or unexpected. I never have the opportunity to visit a birthday place of a famous artist or writer.

It's great.And it's very helpful to me.

I have seen Shakespeare's Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Hamlet dramas.some of them are from my language. I'm not doing a job yet, I'm still a student. But I want to become a business women with knowing many languages. I believe it will pave the way to remark my name in the business world one day. I have visited 'Koggala' where the one of famous writers was born in our country. His name is Martin Wickramasinghe.

No I didn't see any single play of Shakespeare . But I have read some quotes of him. He was a great writer.
Let's talk bout the next topic . I'm a software engineer . When I told people that I'm a software engineer they ask me ' can you hake Facebook account ' .
I don't know that what people thought about software engineers. It really annoyed me.
Well I do not have a chance to visit the birthplace of someone famous writer or artist.

I`ve seen some Shakespears plays for example Romeo and Juliet ,A Midsummer Night's Dream and I`ve read many of them. I really would like to visit his birthplace as Shakespeare is my favorite author.

I have never see Shakespeare's play but i studied some of them as a story in the school.
It is amazing to read a story from almost 400 years ago and you feel it expresses you and you interacts with.
I think this is the reason for Shakespeare global appeal .
I don't have a chance to visit the birth place of a famous writer or artist, but i visited some museums in my country and i could see various arts throughout the ages.

I have never seen Shakespeare's plays, but I read the "Hamlet", "Othello" and "Romeo and Juliet", and I was impressed. It was not in original, of course, but the translation i read was amazing. At once I have attended a quest dedicated to Shakespeare. It have been in the opera and ballet theatre where I saw a dressing room, behind the scenes and so on.

One of Shakespeare's play I have ever seen was Romeo and Juliet. It was made in film and I was impressed by nice words of the main characters as well as the dance in the film. However, I do not like the end of this story. It was sad with very young dying.