Shakespeare travel

Hello! I’m travelling to the settings of all Shakespeare’s plays to see if anything interesting happens. This page is where I’m collecting all the posts I make about each area, and at the bottom is where I have yet to visit.

Henry VI, Part Three

I visited Towton Battlefield in Yorkshire, when the Globe put on all three parts of Henry VI on the actual field.

King Lear

Richard II

Richard III

Twelfth Night

Yet to come

In the UK:

  • Eastcheap, London (Henry IV, Part One)
  • Westminster Abbey, London (Henry IV, Part Two)
  • Southwark, London (Henry VI, Part Two)
  • Hampton Court Palace (Henry VIII)
  • Windsor Great Park, Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
  • The forest of Arden, Warwickshire (As You Like It)
  • Milford Haven, Wales (Cymbeline)
  • Cawdor Castle, Inverness (Macbeth)

In Italy:

  • Padua (The Taming of the Shrew)
  • Rome (Titus Andronicus)
  • Verona (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Milan (Two Gentlemen of Verona)
  • Venice (The Merchant of Venice)
  • Messina (Much Ado About Nothing)
  • Antium (Coriolanus)

In Greece and Turkey:

  • Ephesus (The Comedy of Errors)
  • Athens (Timon of Athens)
  • ‘A wood near Athens’ (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • Philippi (Julius Caesar)
  • Troy (Troilus and Cressida)

In France and Spain:

  • Agincourt and Troyes (Henry V)
  • Angers (King John)
  • Rouen and Orleans (Henry VI, Part One)
  • Navarre (Love’s Labours Lost)
  • Roussillon (All’s Well That Ends Well)

Around Europe:

  • Elsinore (Hamlet)
  • Vienna (Measure for Measure)
  • Bohemia (ie, the Czech Republic) (The Winter’s Tale)

Around the Mediterranean:

  • Cyprus (Othello)
  • Alexandria (Antony and Cleopatra)
  • Tyre (Pericles, Prince of Tyre)
  • …and a mystery island (The Tempest)

3 thoughts on “Shakespeare travel

  1. Mallory says:

    I love Shakespeare. And want to thank you for this amazing article, actually a great collection of Shakespeare’s travel place. I decided to make a plan to visit those place as soon as possible.

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