• Short Summary

    THE OPENING OF THE NEW SHAKESPEARE CENTRE IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SIGNALLED THE START OF THE CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

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    THE OPENING OF THE NEW SHAKESPEARE CENTRE IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SIGNALLED THE START OF THE CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. THE CENTRE, BUILT AT A COST OF GBP200,000 ALMOST OPPOSITE SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE IN HENLEY STREET, WAS FORMALLY OPENED BY MR. EUGENE BLACK, CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN 1964 SHAKESPEARE COMMITTEE AND FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK.

    THE BUILDING, BEARING THE POET'S FAMILY COAT OF ARMS, HOUSES A LIBRARY OF RARE BOOKS, A READING ROOM, A CONFERENCE ROOM AND FACILITIES FOR LECTURES AND FILMS.

    TOMORROW (THURSDAY), THE ACTUAL ANNIVERSARY, AN EXHIBITION ILLUSTRATING THE LIFE AND CAREER OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE WILL BE OPENED BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH. THIS EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS, PORTRAITS AND TABLEAUX IS SET OUT IN PAVILION ON THE RIVER BANK AT STRATFORD OPPOSITE THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE.

    ARTISTS FROM GREECE, FRANCE, AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA AS WELL AS BRITISH SUBJECTS OF IRISH, POLISH, JEWISH, WELSH, INDIAN, SCOTTISH AND ENGLISH DESCENT HAVE ALL CONTRIBUTED TO THE PAINTINGS AND SCENIC DESIGNS.

    IN THE SECTION OF THE EXHIBITION DEVOTED TO SHAKESPEARE HIMSELF IS A MOBILE, WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN DUBBED "BIZZARE", DEPICTING THE 'LOST YEARS' OF SHAKESPEARE'S ADOLESCENCE. DURING THAT TIME, HE IS REPUTED TO HAVE FOLLOWED A VARIETY OF OCCUPATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KJW8WEXTPH4U1X519K6SWRVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KJW8WEXTPH4U1X519K6SWRVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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