A History of The Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations

Shakespeare had been dead for 130 years before one of his plays was ‘allowed’ to be performed in his home town…

All performances of Shakespeare’s plays were banned in his home town from as early as 1606, a ban that remained in place during the playwright’s last years in Stratford, and which, in 1624 (eight years after Shakespeare’s death), resulted in the Town Council paying a…

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