Shakespeare's world would have been bursting with noise. Can you imagine how many different sounds and smells there would have been? Close your eyes and imagine the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded London streets, the live animals being moved around the city, and remember, there were no sanitation systems like today, o' the smell! One thing that was ever present in Shakespeare's world and in his work was music. Listen to the tracks below and imagine walking in Shakespeare's footsteps on stage at the Globe Theatre or at court for the King or Queen. Then if you can, listen to the music a second time and try moving to the music, there is no right or wrong way. Simply listen and allow the music to direct your body, even if you're seated, laid down or struggle with mobility; whatever you can do is enough, have a go, be curious and - enjoy!

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