'Shakespeare in the City Walk' - In Shakespeare's footsteps North of the Thames

'Shakespeare in the City Walk' - In Shakespeare's footsteps North of the Thames
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$13.66
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

This two hour Shakespeare guided walking tour takes place on Fridays only from
11am until 1pm, starting at
Blackfriars underground station and ending at
Barbican underground station.  You walk in William Shakespeare's footsteps NORTH of the river Thames. You will be shown many memorials to Shakespeare including statues, plaques, busts, and even a 20 foot (7 metre) aluminium totem pole incorporating one of his greatest speeches!
Your Guide,
Declan McHugh, will take you to hidden, beautiful places connected to Shakespeare, and Declan's passionate and knowledgeable words will summon up for you Shakespeare's life in his London - his friends, the places he knew, his work, his language, even his intriguing love-life!
Plus - the icing on the cake - Declan, is a former professional actor and delivers some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches for you...

Want to hear about William Shakespeare's London life, and see little-known or hidden plaques, memorials, busts and statues?
Then you MUST come on this fascinating two hour Shakespeare walking Tour, by researcher, and former professional actor, 
Declan McHugh. 
• We meet on Fridays at 11am outside the only exit at Blackfriars underground station (Circle and District lines).
•  Declan immediately reveals a Shakespeare statue most people miss.
• Next, the location of the original Blackfriars Theatre, and why you had to be rich to attend; plus how rich Shakespeare himself became.
• The fragment remaining of the Blackfriars Monastery.
• A lovely, hidden location connecting Shakespeare and King James.
• The site of a Shakespeare house in London, and its fate. The play likely written here. 
• Next, a church with a hidden sculpture of Shakespeare praying, and a very important document. The Researcher who makes Americans proud. Richard 111 and its connections to the area.
• An extraordinary hidden totem pole made from a famous William Shakespeare speech. You would NEVER find this by yourself! Declan gives the entire speech.
• Next, The College of Arms and the Shakespeare family's coat of arms. Why it came two months too late. Plus Ben Jonson's joke at Shakespeare's expense.
• On to a plaque revealing Shakespeare's generosity, and the background to Shakespeare's two daughters and their very different fortunes.
• To St Pauls and a breathtaking revelation about it. Shakespeare's best ever seller, plus his sonnets and a reasonable interpretation of his sexuality. Declan's favourite words by anyone EVER (clue: it's only 4 words and they are by William Shakespeare).
• Next a section on Shakespeare's amazing vocabulary, and why it wasn't enough. 
• The location of a pub he drank in and who else drank there. Plus a section on his religion and why he was lonely and reclusive. 
• Up next, a bust of the man himself and the men who honoured him; which plays we would lack without them..
• The location of Shakespeare's second house, and how Shakespeare made a marriage then regretted it.
• Finally, at a church he knew, the two best known actors of his age, and the sad case of his brother Edmund.
• Declan finishes with another complete and hauntingly beautiful speech from Shakespeare's last play .
• Declan then walks to Barbican underground station if you want to join the underground system.
• By the end of this magical tour you will know William Shakespeare, and his London, infinitely better! 

This two hour Shakespeare guided walking tour takes place on Fridays only from
11am until 1pm, starting at
Blackfriars underground station and ending at
Barbican underground station.  You walk in William Shakespeare's footsteps NORTH of the river Thames. You will be shown many memorials to Shakespeare including statues, plaques, busts, and even a 20 foot (7 metre) aluminium totem pole incorporating one of his greatest speeches!
Your Guide,
Declan McHugh, will take you to hidden, beautiful places connected to Shakespeare, and Declan's passionate and knowledgeable words will summon up for you Shakespeare's life in his London - his friends, the places he knew, his work, his language, even his intriguing love-life!
Plus - the icing on the cake - Declan, is a former professional actor and delivers some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches for you...