Shakespeare, Wimbledon, and the World Cup

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In honour of the two world-class sporting events currently taking place, we at the bookshop thought it would be nice to give a brief description of what football and tennis were like in Shakespeare’s time. Roxanne talks, below, about sport and Shakespeare.

Untitled from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on Vimeo.

The link to the Brian Blessed clip follows:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8752379.stm

Alison Sim’s Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England is on sale in The Shakespeare Bookshop for the bargain price of £1.99.

And, of course, several editions (some better than others) of Henry V can be purchased at various prices (some better than others).

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  • Bookshop

    Thanks, AJ. Stay tuned for more exciting posts!

  • Bookshop

    Thanks for the post, Matt. We love that clip too!

  • Bookshop

    Thanks, AJ. Stay tuned for more exciting posts!

  • Bookshop

    Thanks for the post, Matt. We love that clip too!

  • Matt

    Sounds like the class divides between our national sports haven't changed much in four centuries! Great clip though.

  • http://ajleon.me/ ajleon

    I love that clip! Great post!

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