Where did Shakespeare go on tour?

Shakespeare at home

Shakespeare’s words have now found their way to every corner of the world.

But even during his lifetime, his plays were able to reach far beyond the places we most associate with Shakespeare, like London's Globe Theatre or his hometown of Stratford-upon Avon.

With his acting troupe - The King’s Men (originally the Lord Chamberlain’s Men) - William Shakespeare plays were heard around the country.

So where did the Bard and his troupe go on tour? Was Shakespeare always with them? How far did his plays reach?

On the road

Click or tap below to uncover five places that Shakespeare, his plays or his acting troupe visited in his lifetime. What does his tour tell us about Elizabethan England?

All editorial material is courtesy of the Records of Early English Drama (REED).

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