26th May, 2020

Two world famous writers commemorated at Shakespeare's Birthplace

TWO of the world’s most famous writers have been commemorated at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

A statue of William Shakespeare and China’s Tang Xianzu has been unveiled to mark the anniversary of both writers’ deaths.

The two playwrights were contemporaries of their age and died in the same year – 1616.

A delegation from Fuzhou visited Stratford for the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations and continue talks with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford District Council and other organisations about proposals to replicate Stratford and its heritage sites in a cultural centre called Sanweng Town.

The statue was sculpted by Professor Yang Qirui of the China Academy of Art and stands in the garden at Shakespeare’s Birthplace alongside a bust of poet, the Bengali writer and Nobel prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore.

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