• Short Summary

    ALL OVER THE WORLD CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE WERE CLIMAXED TODAY (THURSDAY) - THE DAY OFFICIALLY REGOGNISED AS THE POET'S BIRTHDAY.

  • Description

    ALL OVER THE WORLD CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE WERE CLIMAXED TODAY (THURSDAY) - THE DAY OFFICIALLY REGOGNISED AS THE POET'S BIRTHDAY.

    THE CENTRE OF ALL THE CELEBRATIONS IN BRITAIN WAS AT STRATFORD-ON-AVON, SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE. GUEST OF HONOUR THERE TODAY WAS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH. HE JOINED REPRESENTATIVES FROM 115 NATIONS IN THE PICTURESQUE LITTLE TOWN TO PAY HOMAGE TO THE MEMORY AND GENIUS OF SHAKESPEARE.

    FIRST CALL ON HIS TOUR OF THE CELEBRATIONS WAS AT THE NEW SHAKESPEARE CENTRE. THIS HAS BEEN SET UP AS A PERMANENT EXHIBITION OF THE POET'S WORK. AMONG THE MANY FEATURES OF THIS REMARKABLE BUILDING IS A SERIES OF ETCHED GLASS PANELS PORTRAYING SOME OF THE BARD'S MOST FAMOUS CHARACTERS. THERE ARE LECTURE ROOMS, A CONFERENCE HALL, AND A COMPREHENSIVE LIBRARY OF BOOKS DEVOTED TO SHAKESPEARE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WAS SHOWN THE SPECIAL VAULTS WHERE RARE MANUSCRIPTS AND EARLY EDITIONS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS ARE CAREFULLY STORED.

    THEN THE DUKE PAID A BRIEF VISIT TO THE TIMBERED HOUSE WHERE SHAKESPEARE ONCE LIVED.

    THE DUKE THEN CROSSED THE RIVER AVON TO ATTEND AN ANNIVERSARY LUNCH IN THE FESTIVAL PAVILION. THEN HE OPENED AND TOURED THE GBP250,000 SHAKESPEARE EXHIBITION THERE BEFORE RECROSSING THE RIVER TO ATTEND A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF KIN HENRY IV PART I A THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AHA1L91V0R6EIF8G1I9WJTIU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AHA1L91V0R6EIF8G1I9WJTIU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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