SCYLLA & CHARYBDIS

"Elizabethan London lay as far from Stratford as corrupt Paris lies from virgin Dublin." (U9.149)

Stratford on the river Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare (ca.1564-1616). This PC shows the Memorial Theatre, built 1879 by William Frederick Unsworth to celebrate the great poet and dramatist. The building comprises a theatre, library, picture gallery and large central tower from the summit of which a fine general view of the town is obtained. It was destroyed by a fire in 1926.