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The Queen and Her Children => Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh => Topic started by: cinrit on February 25, 2013, 09:42:12 PM

Title: Queen Backs Calls for a National Shakespeare Night
Post by: cinrit on February 25, 2013, 09:42:12 PM
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He has long been feted in classrooms as England's greatest playwright. But now fans of Shakespeare are one step closer to establishing a national day of celebration in the writer's name after the Queen gave the seal of approval.

 A team at a Tudor museum in Stratford-upon-Avon is calling for a national Shakespeare Supper Night to celebrate Shakespeare in the same way that Scottish poet Robert Burns is remembered on Burns Night.

Now, they have received a response from the Queen, backing the idea and telling them she is forwarding the proposal to Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary.

Queen backs calls for a national Shakespeare Night - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/9892145/Queen-backs-calls-for-a-national-Shakespeare-Night.html) 

Cindy
Title: Re: Queen Backs Calls for a National Shakespeare Night
Post by: Izabella on March 01, 2013, 02:52:14 PM
Awesome-ness. If I ever decide to make a pilgrimage to England. I'll know when to go...before Shakespeare night!  :yesss: Surprised this actually didn't happen before. I mean, there is "Shakespeare in the Park" but it usually has other plays by other playwrights in the mix. Aw! Good times.  :love2: