The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0389 Thursday, 4 May 2006
Date: Wednesday, 03 May 2006 22:29:18 -0700
Subject: "Shakespeare's Way" Signposted Path from Birthplace to Bankside
Shakespeare's Way links birthplace with Bankside
London SE1 (community website), 03 May 2006
The Shakespeare Hospice and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have
launched the new long-distance path between the Bard's birthplace in
Warwickshire and the recreation of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside.
Shakespeare's Way was devised by Peter Titchmarsh who set off on the new
route after its launch at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon
on 19 April. Peter arrived at the Globe on Tuesday where he was greeted
by the Globe's new artistic director Dominic Dromgoole. Dominic
exchanged his book _Will & Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life_ with a
copy of Peter's guide to the pathway, _Shakespeare's Way_. In his book,
Dominic Dromgoole describes the adventures of walking a similar route to
Totalling a distance of 146 miles, the fully waymarked Shakespeare's Way
takes in some significant visitor destinations, including the Cotswolds,
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock and Oxford.
It is intended that the new pathway will help raise funds for the
Shakespeare Hospice - an independent charity with minimal government
support which relies on the generosity and support of the community to
carry out its work.
"No matter how short a route you choose you could sponsor yourself for a
small sum per mile and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to
also raise funds for the Shakespeare Hospice," explains Peter Titchmarsh.
Peter Titchmarsh's book _Shakespeare's Way_ is an 80-page, full colour
guide to the pathway and is available from the Shakespeare's Way
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