In Pictures: National Living Statue competition comes to the Bard’s home town
It is 454 years since master wordsmith William Shakespeare made his entrance.
William Shakespeare liked a performance, but might be slightly confused at the way his 454th birthday has been marked in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Still life was the order of the day as living statues from around the world congregated at the Bard’s birthplace.
The muted and inert performances may have lacked the playwright’s way with words, but nonetheless made for a spectacular show in Bancroft Gardens.