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 (străt′fərd-ŏn-ā′vən, -ôn-) also Strat·ford-up·on-Av·on (-ə-pŏn-, -ə-pôn-)
A town of central England south-southeast of Birmingham. William Shakespeare was born and died in the town, which has long been a popular tourist center.
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or Strat′ford-on-A′von,

a town in SW Warwickshire, in central England, on the Avon River: birthplace and burial place of Shakespeare. 108,600.
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Noun1.Stratford-upon-Avon - a town in central England on the River AvonStratford-upon-Avon - a town in central England on the River Avon; birthplace (and burial place) of William Shakespeare
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A champagne-filled celebration is on the cards for Stratfordians to mark the return of the Stratford Town Centre Food Festival.
Shakespeare is one of the most important English writers (according to the "Stratfordians," who do not ques tion his authorship [4]).
STRATFORD THE Local Government Boundary Commission recently approved the council's proposal to cut its membership from 53 to 36 - from which Stratfordians will doubtless draw their own conclusions.
But it is the Stratford Man's tomb and the Shakespeare folios that Stratfordians have always relied most heavily upon to make their case, arguing that the truth is obvious, and here Chiljan provides detailed reinterpretations of the data and projects scenarios that portray fraud at work in both instances.
The debate between Shakespeare supporters, the Stratfordians, and the Oxford camp, the Oxfordians, rages to this day with the latter's views getting big screen exposure in Roland Emmerich's film.
But does Anonymous really warrant the malodorous name it has been given by Stratfordians?
"The Oxfordians, the Baconians, the Stratfordians, some people say it was a woman, some people say it was this collaboration--so I look forward to further investigation."
Tassinari writes, "Stratfordians are faith-based scholars, they eschew reason: possessing the truth in advance, they must perforce resolve all the incongruences and contradictions over which they stumble through rigid adherence to the myth" (206).
No Stratfordians can explain how the raw material of Shakespeare's life enlightens our understanding of the plays and poems.
But Ralph Maddern, of Stratford Voice, said: "People think the existing bridge over the canal is adequate and as far as I am aware Stratfordians are keen to have minimal change to Bancroft Gardens.
The church, the school, the Guild Chapel: places Shakespeare knew; places occupied, inhabited by today's Stratfordians. A sequence near the beginning follows a gaggle of lads in contemporary school uniform--blazers, ties, grey flannel trousers--as they slouch through the dark morning of an English winter past other buildings Shakespeare would have known, the town's medieval almshouses, their movement across the oak-framed facades a nice superimposition of modern life upon ancient surfaces that seems to naturalize the diachronic project.
She's fallen for a trap laid by resentful Stratfordians: the poisoned portrait of the dissolute, no-talent aristocrat.

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