Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All
Photo © 2016 Alan Tucker – City of London Map, St Paul's
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
(Hamlet Act One, Scene Two)
While Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, he was in so many ways a typical Londoner. Though an incomer, he became part of the London scene; though he rarely wrote about London, his plays are full of characters and situations his fellow citizens would recognise from their own daily lives.
In fact, to explore the story of Shakespeare in London is also to appreciate an exciting time in the City’s development, a time of social advancement and international development, with London at the centre of England’s coming of age.
Guide tel: 07982 132231.
Meet outside Exit 2 (the Cathedral exit) St Paul's Underground Station. The walk will take approximately 2 hours, and finishes near Monument Underground Station.
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