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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.



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Upper intermediate: B2


I haven't seen a Shakespeare play yet. But i hope i will soon.

I haven't visited a famous birthplace writer. can I download this video?

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i can remember when i saw that related in Shakespears' play named by Shakespear in love. also i red Hamlit in book. His play or storytelling means starting of modern story i guess. i whoud like to visit his hometown too.

I haven't seen a Shakespeare play, but I'll.

Have you seen a Shakespeare play? What did you enjoy (or not) about it?
Do you have a job that is different from what people expected?
Have you visited the birthplace of a famous writer or artist? Which one(s)?

Unfortunately, I have never seen a Shakespeare play, but I have read his compositions.
I am a student of Kazan (Volga region) federal university, Russia.
Yes, I have visited the birtplace of Marina Tsvetaeva, a famous Russian and Soviet poet.

it is very interesting to learn english from the site

Great, I've scored the full mark in all 04 exercises. Congrats to me!

Thank you!

how do I solve this Shakespeare's excercise???