Shakespeare for All in All

The Tour

He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
(Hamlet Act One, Scene Two)

Hamlet praises his dead father by stressing his unique character. As poet and playwright, William Shakespeare was, and is, genuinely unique; beyond comparison.

Venus and Adonis - Title Page: Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All

Venus and Adonis – Title Page

Shakespeare Arms - Draft: Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All

Shakespeare Arms – Draft

Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, but in so many ways he was 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.

To explore the story of William Shakespeare in London is also to appreciate an exciting time in the City’s development. It is a time of social advancement and international development, with London at the centre of England’s coming of age.

This is a companion to Shakespeare tour, exploring aspects of his London and how they informed his works.

If you like this …

You can find more Shakespeare action HERE and HERE

My other literary tours are HERE

There are other pre-Great Fire tours HERE

Details: Shakespeare for All in All

Please go to the SCHEDULE to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details

REMEMBER that these details are NOT for the virtual version of this tour!

MEET: Outside Exit 2 (Cathedral Exit) St Paul’s Underground Station
Duration: Two hours (approximately)
Finish: At Southwark Cathedral, near London Bridge Station

If you have any questions about this walk, contact me

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons

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