The RSC Main Stage.
Afterwards we returned to our B&B. I stayed with a few of the other fellows in our program at the Adelphi House B&B. Martin and Ellie, the proprietors, are some of the nicest people I have ever met. I strongly suggest to anyone thinking of going to Stratford to look into staying here. They are helpful and guided me to whatever I was looking for. More importantly, they have numerous awards to the Best Breakfast in Stratford. Every morning they had two eggs, two sausages, two bacon, toast, beans and tea ready for me and had extra if we were still hungry. Just perfect!
The next day was a bit of a day off. We had a short talk about the play we had seen the night before. Some people seemed to really be tearing it apart. I dunno, I thought it was fine. The telegraph and times gave it five stars and I think it was worth at least four. I ended up spending the day doing some sight-seeing.
The Chain Ferry known to locals as "Malvolio". I used it to cross the river.
There on the other side I caught the end of Stratford-Upon-Avon Cricket Club laying into another team.
We capped off the night with a ghost tour around the town. Even if I leave Gettysburg, I still can't get away from the ghost tours.
The last day, we left town for a while and went to Kenilworth Castle about half an hour away. Although now mostly a ruin, it provided some beautiful views.
We capped off the night by seeing "The City Madam", a play by Philip Massinger, a playwright from shortly after Shakespeare's time. I can only hope that someday someone performs this in the States. Never before have I laughed at a play quite as much as I did at this one. Plus it was opening night so it was really special. This is a play I would suggest to anyone who liked Shakespeare's comedies. We left Stratford at 10:30 and arrived back in Bath at 12:30 Friday morning. The last thing I remember is staggering up Northampton Street Hill and crawling into bed realizing I had to be up to catch a nine o'clock train to Taunton the next day to see a cricket match. That, however my friends, is a whole other post...