Shakespeare in Weimar

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After leaving Goethe’s Garden House, Dympna Callaghan and I found the famous statue of Shakespeare by Otto Lessing (covered over for much of the year for conservation, but on display for Shakespeare’s Birthday).

There we happened to meet two members of The German Shakespeare Society who spoke to us about what Shakespeare means to Weimar. The Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft is the oldest Shakespeare Society and also the largest in Europe.

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Author:Paul Edmondson

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