• Short Summary

    A TRIBUTE TO SHAKESPEARE ON THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH. IN STRATFORD-ON-AVON, HIS BIRTHPLACE,?

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    A TRIBUTE TO SHAKESPEARE ON THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH. IN STRATFORD-ON-AVON, HIS BIRTHPLACE, REPRESENTATIVES OF MANY NATIONS TODAY (THURSDAY) LAID FLOWERS ON HIS TOMB TO MARK THE FORMAL OPENING OF THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS.

    DURING THE DAY THE NEW SHAKESPEARE CENTRE WAS OPEN TO VISITORS AND PART OF HENRY IV WAS PLAYED BY THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY IN A PERFORMANCE AS IT WAS GIVEN IN OPEN ELIZABETH THEATRES. AND IN MANY OTHER COUNTRIES, THE BIRTHDAY WAS MARKED WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES OF HIS PLAYS, WHICH TODAY ARE TRANSLATED INTO SOME 75 LANGUAGES.

    SOME 500 DIPLOMATS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF 115 NATIONS ARE TAKING PART IN THE CELEBRATIONS. AMONG TODAY'S GUESTS WAS LORD AVON, FORMERLY PRIME MINISTER EDEN, WHO AT A COMMEMORATIVE LUNCHEON PROPOSED A TOAST "TO THE IMMORAL MEMORY".

    SWEDEN'S AMBASSADOR, MR. HAGGLOF, WHO IS THE DOYEN OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN BRITAIN, SAID AT THE LUNCHEON THAT THOUGH THE BARD BELONGED TO ENGLAND, HE BELONGED TO EUROPE AND ALL THE CONTINENTS. THAT WAS WHY THE AMBASSADORS FROM ALMOST ALL THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD PRESENT IN STRATFORD COULD SPEAK OF HIM AS "OUR SHAKESPEARE".

    WHILE THE CELEBRATIONS IN STRATFORD HOLD A PLACE OF HONOUR IN BRITAIN, IT IS ONLY ONE OF COUNTLESS CEREMONIES AND FESTIVALS BEING OBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IN BRITAIN AND AROUND THE GLOBE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBHAJD3VLB12X12CLJ29QS7W0
    Media URN:
    VLVADBHAJD3VLB12X12CLJ29QS7W0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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