We’re pleased to hear that one of the latest productions at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon will be The Merry Wives of Windsor. You may recall in one of Lauren‘s blog posts, she recounted the tale of Shakespeare being caught poaching at Charlecote and how this links us to the play…
According to local legend, the young William Shakespeare was caught poaching deer from Sire Thomas Lucy I’s Charlecote estate. Years later Shakespeare took his revenge by portraying Sir Thomas as the fussy Justice Shallow in the Merry Wives… Sir Thomas’s great-great-great-grandson George Lucy happily revived the story at the Shakespeare Jubilee held in Stratford in 1796.
Charlecote’s deer as filmed by clickonthewildside
Now we are happy to say that our visitors get a far warmer welcome to Charlecote than Shakespeare ever did! But did you know that Shakespeare wasn’t the only famous person to be accused of poaching deer from Charlecote…? Just take a look at a previous blog post we shared!
So, will you be going to see this production? We’d love to hear your reviews and perhaps we’ll arrange a Charlecote staff outing to see David Sterne depicting Shallow too!
Here’s the RSC’s trailer for the production –