TV presenters Dan Snow and Alice Loxton spent three days filming a new documentary in the Stratford area about Shakespeare’s youth and his parents.
Filming locations for History Hit included the Guild Chapel, KES Schoolroom and Guildhall, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Coughton Court, and Snitterfield Church.
While BAFTA-winning broadcaster and author Dan is familiar to many, Alice will also be known to many in Stratford as a Girls Grammar School alumnus.
âGrowing up in Stratford, I have been fascinated by Shakespeare my whole life,â she said. âOne of my earliest memories is playing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Hall’s Croft Gardens, and I have many happy memories of playing in Richard III with the RSC, of ââdancing in the
âGrowing up in Stratford, I have been fascinated by Shakespeare my whole life,â she said. “One of my earliest memories is playing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Hall’s Croft Gardens, and I have many happy memories of playing in Richard III with the RSC, dancing in the Shakespeare Birthday Parade, having rowed for the Stratford Boat Club and years of schooling at Stratford Prep and Shottery.
She added: “I’ve always wanted to know more about the lives of Shakespeare’s parents – especially the court of Mary Arden and John Shakespeare – and it was a pleasure to finally talk to the experts to try and get to the bottom of it. things!”
Dan said: âI have seen so many Shakespeare plays, but I knew so little about the 16th century world in Warwickshire and Stratford where it came from. It was a chance to explore, to see the country he saw, the buildings, the rivers and experience the tumultuous world of change he was born into.
The documentary will be released in September.