The Theater: Bard Clicks in Sticks

Under a warm sun, Stratford-upon-Avon was stirring to life last week. White swans and yellow punts rippled on the gentle blue Avon, and along its turfy banks, lovers lolled and plum trees flowered. But for the Warwickshire town's 13,000 citizens there was a surer sign of the season: the wheels were turning again in Stratford's $3,000,000-a-year tourist industry.

To Will Shakespeare's home town flocked the first arrivals of the 150,000 money-bearing pilgrims from some 75 countries who are expected to come, gawk, worship and spend before the first leaves fall. The hardier Bardolators...

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