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All the world's a stage honouring the Bard

Thousands of William Shakespeare fans packed his hometown at Stratford-upon-Avon for the 400th anniversary of his death on Saturday

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Some 10,000 people turned out in Stratford-upon-Avon, central England, for a parade honouring the Bard, with many donning Shakespeare masks as they joined in the party (above).
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Prince Charles (above) visiting Holy Trinity Church, which houses Shakespeare's grave where he laid a wreath.
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US President Barack joining the cast of Hamlet onstage at The Globe Theatre in London. He had been treated to scenes from the play, and insisted on shaking hands with the actors who had spent two years touring the play round the world.

Stratford-upon-Avon

PRINCE Charles joined top British actors live on stage in a surprise crack at playing Hamlet, as thousands of William Shakespeare fans packed The Bard's hometown for the 400th anniversary of his death on Saturday.

The heir to the throne joined the likes of Judi