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Shakespeare road signs censored in film protest

25th October 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

William Shakespeare's name is being removed from warning signs across Warwickshire in an act of protest against a new film that questions whether he originally wrote his plays.

Behind the move is the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which is taping over nine signs for the day that coincides with the film's premiere at the London Film Festival. It believes the film is an attempt to rewrite English culture.

Dr Paul Edmondson, head of knowledge and research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said: "This film flies in the face of a mass of historical fact, but there is a risk that people who have never questioned the authorship of Shakespeare's works could be hoodwinked."

Elsewhere, councillor Dave Merett, has told the Gazette & Herald that action to clear York's streets of unnecessary safety signage has been helped by new government plans.

The coalition's proposals offer more freedom for authorities in regards to safety sign installations, he said. ADNFCR-2754-ID-800774748-ADNFCR


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