Around the World With Shakespeare

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ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare was a widely known English poet and play writer who was often called a national poet. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom in April 23, 1564 and died in April 23, 1616. Although there is no school attendance record, he is said to have been educated at the King’s new school in Stratford in 1553. He later got a scholarship to Cambridge University in 1587 where he attained his degree.

Around the world with Shakespeare gives a story of Shakespeare as he did his work in various parts in the world. This article is going to provide a guide on some few Shakespeare’s work and settings for his plays.

Verona – Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a play written by Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers. It is among the first books Shakespeare wrote. The book is believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595 and later publish in 1597. This play was set in Verona which is a city in the Italy. This city is straddling the Adige River in Veneto which is in the northern Italy. Verona is the second largest city municipality region and the third largest in northern Italy. This city is the main tourist destination in the northern Italy as it is famously known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Reaching the city can be through road, plain, or train.

Rome – Julius Caesar
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Julius Caesar is a play written by William Shakespeare based on the actual first Emperor of Rome: Gaius Julius Caesar.

Rome is the capital city of Italy. The city is located in the central western part of Italian Peninsula. Rome is situated on the river Tiber between the Apennine Mountain and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Travelling to Rome can be through Ferry, boat, car, train, or by plain.

Rome has two international Airports; Ciampino International Airport and the Leonardo da Vinci international Airport. From those airports, there are buses leading to the city.

Scotland – Macbeth
This is a play written by Shakespeare that is considered to be one of his darkest tragedies. It is set in Scotland. The play was first performed in April 1611 and written in English. Scotland is a country in the North West Europe in the United Kingdom found in the northern third of the island of Britain. It shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by Atlantic Ocean to the north, North Sea to the east and Irish Sea to the south west. Travel to Scotland can be by train, bus, plane, and boat.

Vienna – Measure for Measure
Measure to measure is one of the Shakespeare’s comedies which was played in Vienna. This comedy is believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. Vienna is the capital and the largest city of Austria located in central Europe. It has an area of 414.6 kms. Getting to Vienna can be through plane, train, or by bus.

Greg is an avid writer, reader and traveller. He is a big believer in travelling safely and always recommends readers to get a good travel insurance policy before jetting off.

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