Feb. 8, 2013
-- Whilst there has been a Burn’s Night to celebrate the life and works of Robbie Burn’s, Scotland’s most famous poet for around 200 years, there has never been a Shakespeare Night to celebrate England’s most famous playwright and poet. Tudor World, after creating Shakespeare ‘in person’ on the streets of Stratford-upon-
Avon at the beginning of 2012, also recognised that there was yet one more deficiency, even within his own home town– a Shakespeare Supper to celebrate his life.
As TW already had the personification of Shakespeare, it was not much of a leap to put together a new tradition – Shakespeare’
s Supper. The twist would of course be, that Shakespeare himself would be able to host the dinner in his honour. A fun and interactive evening of food, drinks, quotes and toasts would ensue. However, getting the interest of his home town to participate in one of these dinners has been shockingly lack lustre.
This month The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have themselves started promoting a similar idea, they call Shakespeare’
s ‘lunch’. Their efforts have at least peaked an interest in the idea, if not the wherewithal to proceed with the concept.
TW have suggested working with the SBT on this project by providing their script, format and perhaps filming an evening to show others how it works. This could then be distributed to, not only his home town, but to the wider world at large, to show how it should and could be done. After more than 400 years, it would be long overdue.