20th May, 2019

Back to school for Dads on Father's Day

Maisie Jeynes 15th Jun, 2017

FROM King Lear to Prospero – Shakespeare created some memorable fathers.

And to mark Father’s Day, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall will open its doors to dads for free.

Visitors can explore the place where the young bard was educated and get an insight into his early life and influences.

Fathers’ relationships with their children regularly crops up in the canon, and scholars have long looked for any links between the fiction and Shakespeare’s own relationship with his father John.

John was a very busy man, having eight children with Shakepeare’s mother Mary Arden, being a successful businessman, and eventually becoming High Bailiff of the town.

And it is widely believed it was John who introduced young William to the theatre when travelling companies visited Stratford.

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Quote ‘Dads go free’ at reception to get free entry.

Visit www.shakespearesschoolroom.org for further details.

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