A great while ago the world begun, with hey, ho, the wind and the rain.

Hobsons Patisserie
Hobsons Patisserie


In England, it is tradition for universities to dedicate their Wednesday afternoons to sports. However, having managed to avoid every single lesson throughout sixth form (that Russian GCSE really did come in handy), I had no intention of embarrassing myself on AU night when starting in Liverpool. Instead, I went on a trip to the midlands with the English society for something slightly more cultural than a quad-vod from Slater's.


After winding our way down the M6, we finally arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon, home to more rain and as many Shakespeare-themed pubs as you can bite your thumb at. To avoid the rain (and a rumbling stomach) before the performance, Clarity, Bertie and I popped into Hobsons Patisserie for a sandwich and a cup of tea, not realising the sheer size of the meal! Fully content, and aware that we were still sitting there nearly half an hour after it'd closed, we went for a wander to Shakespeare's birthplace, where we could be princes of Norway to our hearts' content.


Yet the evening wore on, and we headed over to the instantly recognisable Globe for Twelfth Night: a comedy of mistaken identity, and yellow stockings. The World Shakespeare Festival started last month as part of the 2012 Olympics celebrations, and Stratford plays host to the Shipwreck Trilogy (the Comedy of Errors and The Tempest completing the trio). I'd really recommend going if the opportunity ever presents itself, they've got such a good reputation for a reason!


Fun Fact Fursday*: RSC stands for the Royal Shakespeare Company, but they're also my initials, guess my middle name?


xxx


*This is not going to become a regular feature, don't worry.


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20 comments:

  1. I used to work in Stratford - it's such a beautiful place. Your middle name's not Shakespeare is it, haha?

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  2. Ahh, i want to go there and visit soon too, would love to see the RSC! Haha, i keep saying on wednesdays i'm going to take up sport, it's never gunna happen though ;)
    xxx

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  3. great pictures! loved your little shakespeare references slipped in there too, very clever xx

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  4. I love twelfth night. So funny! Sounds like a good day.
    My uni wednesday afternoons are used for shopping!
    xx

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  5. what a fab day out, I really want to see Tennant in a Shakespeare production at some point. I avoided sports too, Wed afternoon was secong hand and record shopping time and writing articles for the student magazine :) xx

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  6. This sounds like a good day out! I think I'd prefer that over sports, haha.

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  7. i don't mind sports but i sure never did it on a wednesday, this was a good choice

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  8. Definitely sounds better than sports to me. Those sandwiches look INCREDIBLE. Yum.

    x

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  9. Hey, love your blog! Random q, but what do you plan on doing after uni?xx

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    1. Hi Lucy, you didn't leave any way of contacting you, but I hope you read this anyway! Erm, I'm not 100% sure yet, but I'm trying to get internships so that I can decide what I like. Right now, I'm undecided between PR and journalism (culture/art/fashion). I may do a masters, depending on whether I can fund it, as they're so darn expensive. xxx

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    2. Hey, thanks for your response! Just curious as I study English myself and have no idea what to do, good luck! X

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    3. I know! On the English Careers sheet my uni provides, they pretty much only give the options of teacher and lexicographer, neither of which particularly appeal. It's so difficult making decisions you know will affect the rest of your life! Good luck to you too :) x

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  10. I loved my visit to Stratford-upon-Avon and all its glorious Shakespeare-yness but that was a good few years ago now - I'll have to book myself in another visit :] I'm very jealous of the fact that your English society actually seems to do English society type things - I think the most I ever heard of ours was a (failed) attempt at a night out. Once. In three years. Hence my reluctance to join them...

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    1. University of Liverpool, but I live in the South East for the rest of the year. aha, thank you! x

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