The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0220 Wednesday, 28 January 2004
Date: Tuesday, 27 Jan 2004 19:25:07 -0600
Subject: UK Travel?
My husband and I will be going to England in May, and I was wondering if
any of you would have advice about making the most of our short time
there (one week). I haven't bought my airline tickets yet because I'm
curious as to whether or not I'll get a better deal closer to the
departure date (May 17, methinks). However, I have already purchased
tickets to see Macbeth in Stratford on May 20 -- shows where my
priorities are -- and I'm going to try to get tickets to Much Ado at the
Globe on May 23. My questions are: how much time should a diligent
Shakespearean spend in Stratford? Are there any helpful/secret hints on
Globe ticket purchasing? Where's the best place to sit in the Globe? (I
have checked out the website, but I know pictures can't do it justice.
I'm hoping people who have been there will lend further insight.) Should
I buy my plane tickets now, or should I gamble and wait? If I'm mostly
interested in all things Shakespeare, what part of London should I be
trying to book a hotel in -- or does it matter? There are millions more
questions I have, but I won't bother you all with a book-length email.
Sorry for the naivety. This is the first overseas trip I've ever planned
myself. When I went to Germany five years ago it was with a university
group and I didn't plan a thing. I was thinking about going through a
travel agent for the UK trip, but when I looked into it, I figured that
I would be better off figuring out what to do on my own. . . but a
little advice never hurts.
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