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Re: Shakespeare's Grave
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0802  Monday, 9 April 2001

From:           Brother Anthony <
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Date:           Friday, 06 Apr 2001 08:57:56 +0900
Subject: 12.0778 Re: Shakespeare's Grave
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0778 Re: Shakespeare's Grave

Lisa Guidarini seems to have come to the conclusion that all the members
of the SHAKSPER list believe and teach that Shakespeare was / is buried
in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church. May I point out (as others no
doubt will) that the normally accepted, standard, official,
time-honoured account is that William Shakespeare was and has remained
buried inside the church, beneath the stone slabs forming the altar
steps in the chancel, under a stone with an inscription signifying "Do
not disturb", a place of honour which he was given as one of the
churchwardens. Confirmation of this is presumably given by the burial in
the same location of several other members of his family. No one has
surely ever suggested that the monument on the wall was the actual
burial place? I am not saying that this normal account is 200% certain;
but I have never heard that there are any convincing reasons for
discarding it.

Br Anthony
Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

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