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This memorial to Shakespeare, presented to the town by Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower in 1888, is situated in Bancroft Gardens in Stratford. The central sculpture shows Shakespeare seated surrounded by the life-size statues of the best known characters of his plays: Hamlet, Prince Hal, Falstaff and Lady Macbeth, who represent, respectively, Philosophy, History, Comedy and Tragedy. The figures, cast in bronze from Gower's own designs and models are full of expression, even more effective because the characters are placed at ground level as if to say that they are like us. A delightful piece, or rather five pieces, of art!

Click on the picture to see the other statues.

Address: Bancroft Gardens, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon
Phone: 44-1789-293127

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  • Updated Oct 22, 2006
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