Afterword: ‘Dear Shakespeare-land’: investing in Stratford

Watson, N. J. (2012). Afterword: ‘Dear Shakespeare-land’: investing in Stratford. Critical Survey, 24(2) pp. 88–98.



This response piece comments on the essays in this volume in relation with one another and sets them in the context of previous scholarship on the history of Stratford as ‘Shakespeare's town’, before offering a conspectus of work still to be done. It concludes with a brief overview of the material reality of Stratford-upon-Avon in 2012, and some analysis of the trend within the town and the Shakespeare properties towards constructing this site of literary pilgrimage as a ground of future creativity.

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