Today started with a delicious – and traditional – English breakfast (read here), followed by a visit to Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens (read here). After the tour of the beautiful gardens (which appeared even greener under the sun), we quickly made our way to the Royal Shakespeare Company in order to watch the production of Wendy and Peter Pan.
On the way there, we entered the Holy Trinity Church to see where Shakespeare and his wife are buried. The cemetery was beautiful against the bright green backdrop, and the entrance fee was worth it (even with the deduction for Student pricing). There was quite a crowd upon entering the chapel, so we had to politely fight our way to the front of the line in order to see the graves.
The Shakespeare’s were laid beside each other to the right of the altar (or to our left, as the case was). There was also a colored bust of Shakespeare on the wall to our left. The inscription reads, “Good frend for Ieesvs sake forbeare to digg the dvst encloased heare. Blese be y man y spares thes stones, and cvrst be he y moves my bones“.The inscription translates to “Good friend for Jesus’ sake forbear, to dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he that moves my bones”.
Finally, it was off to the RSC to watch the theatrical production of Wendy and Peter Pan!