Remembering Shakespeare….

Rosemary for Remembrance, photograph by S. Gerald

Rosemary for Remembrance, photograph by S. Gerald

You may have read our blog post last year wishing Shakespeare a very happy birthday. Don’t worry, if you’ve not seen it – you can read it here. Strangely, Shakespeare’s death is reported to be the same date of the year as his birthday – 23 April.

As we did previously we are marking the occassion by adding a spring of rosemary to the bust of Shakespeare that lives in our Great Hall. Rosemary for remembrance.

Shakespeare himself referred to this in Hamlet. Orphelia is quoted to say “Rosemarie is for remembrance, between us daie and night” Act IV. Scene 5.

And as an aside but on the same topic, our library is still in the process of getting put back together after our rewiring project and as we work on getting the books back in place there are a few ‘star’ volumes on display. One of those is our Shakespeare 2nd Folio. It might not be out on display for too much longer as our House Elves are progressing quite quickly in the Library, so be sure to come and see us soon!

Pentax Digital Camera

Shakespeare is reputed to have been caught poaching at Charlecote but today we keep coming across ShakesDucks that are hiding away – this fellow has been spotted in cook’s kitchen!


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