The Shakespeare Bookshop | Tours of the UK

While Shakespeare’s plays were intended to be seen and not read, no tour to Stratford-upon-Avon is complete without a trip to a bookshop, and Stratford is littered with them! This is your chance to pick up a copy of one of Shakespeare’s plays, a book of his sonnets, or if you are feeling bold the complete works of Shakespeare, which are available in a number of editions.

At the Shakespeare Bookshop, you will learn how Shakespeare became such an important cultural icon, how the first folio (collection of his plays) was published. Discover why some theatre directors create their own editions of Shakespeare’s plays, which are only available to the actors they work with, in order to help the actors better understand Shakespeare’s language.

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