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9:33 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Stratfords of the world bond over shared name, culture

Visitors from Stratford, Connecticut's sister cities gather on the lawn outside the Connecticut Shakespeare Theatre.
Credit Davis Dunavin

About 100 travelers from the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are in Connecticut for the Stratfords of the World Reunion. They all have one thing in common: they’re from towns called Stratford.

Stratford is a name made famous as the hometown of the world’s greatest playwright. And Shakespeare is never far from the minds of those at the reunion, like Hilary Rash of Stratford, Australia. 

“We all have a Shakespeare connection. We don’t even all have a River Avon. Some do, some don’t,” she said.

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