What has greed done to the historical house of the most acclaimed writer in the English language? They just dared to transform it in a set of a film ... or in a Walt Disney World attraction! It looks fake and it is fake, indeed! Tacky and kitsch, I would say. You may like it: it looks so cozy, so neat ... But frankly speaking, do you really believe that - at Shakespeare's time - interiors were like that? Of course not, much more simple and quite austere. On our visit, we were not met by any of the fantastic interior guides. Actors were taking a break in the gardens and happily chatting among themselves, enjoying October's warm weather ... The Gift Shop, as seen in many other attractions in the UK, was very well organized and fully structured to achieve its main goal: make money from fellow travelers. Gardens are the highlites of Shakespeare's Birthplace, but beautiful gardens are one the most praised traditions in the British Isles! Well, enjoy your visit but remember you've been strongly advised: It is Orlando, Fla. not Stratford-upon-Avon!
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