American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A municipal borough of central England south-southeast of Birmingham. William Shakespeare was born and died in the borough, which has long been a popular tourist center. An annual festival includes performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Population: 22,100.
- n. A town in Warwickshire, England, birthplace of Shakespeare. Often used as a byword for a particularly idyllic or historic town.
- n. a town in central England on the River Avon; birthplace (and burial place) of William Shakespeare
“The low point of this skeptical pilgrimage comes at Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace.”
“Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon, said the image was "highly irresponsible and incredibly offensive".”
“Stratford-on-Avon which was near to where my parents lived. so ended an unforgettable”
“Later, with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1975, at The Other Place, Stratford-on-Avon, continuing in 1976 at the Round House, north London, he was Claudius in Buzz Goodbody's revival of Hamlet with Ben Kingsley in the title part.”
“The British Museum is to mount a major exhibition about the Bard next year, while, more predictably, the Globe Theatre in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on-Avon have all announced extensive Shakespeare projects to mark the occasion.”
“He was born in Stratford-on-Avon, England and was married to Anne Hathaway.”
“There are elegiac bits about driving through the English countryside to and from rehearsals at Stratford-on-Avon, and a nice little set piece about a lunch last week with his new friend Frank De Winne, former commander of a mission to the International Space station.”
“It was in England, a rainy night in Stratford-on-Avon.”
“Since before sunrise our wagon had been rumbling along toward Stratford-on-Avon.”
“I went to Stratford-on-Avon with Nal Shakespeare's birthplace.”
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