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Shakespeare & Beyond

Quiz: Shakespeare and travel

Detail from a hand-colored early 17th-century image of Elizabeth I and her household and supplies approaching Nonsuch on one of her summer progresses; includes people in wheeled vehicles, on foot, with dogs, in great variety, traveling along a road as it approaches Nonsuch

During this busy travel week, our thoughts turned to travel and Shakespeare—both in the England of his time and in his plays. How long did it take him to get to London? Which of his characters told traveler’s tales?

Explore the whole range of going from place to place in his plays, from perfect summer travel destinations to delays in family departures, to banishments and bands of traveling players, and more. Try out the questions below: