#1250 – 1964 5c William Shakespeare

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U.S. #1250
5¢ William Shakespeare
 
Issue Date: August 14, 1964
City: Stratford, CT
Quantity: 123,245,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 1/2 x 11
Color: Black brown on tan paper
 
U.S. #1250 commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and was first issued at the home of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy in Stratford, Connecticut. The stamp pictures the legendary playwright on the stage of an Elizabethan theater. He holds a quill in his right hand, next to which is the famed skull of Yorick from the play, Hamlet.
 
American Shakespeare Festival Theater
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford, England, in 1564. So it was only fitting that Stratford, Connecticut, bearing the name of Shakespeare’s hometown, became the site of the American Shakespeare Festival Theater. 
 
The American Shakespeare Festival Theater opened in 1955. During the 1960s, its performances earned the theater an international reputation. It featured many world-renowned actors and actresses, including Katharine Hepburn, Jessica Tandy, and Hal Holbrook. The theater is no longer used for performances.
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U.S. #1250
5¢ William Shakespeare
 
Issue Date: August 14, 1964
City: Stratford, CT
Quantity: 123,245,000
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 1/2 x 11
Color: Black brown on tan paper
 
U.S. #1250 commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and was first issued at the home of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy in Stratford, Connecticut. The stamp pictures the legendary playwright on the stage of an Elizabethan theater. He holds a quill in his right hand, next to which is the famed skull of Yorick from the play, Hamlet.
 
American Shakespeare Festival Theater
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford, England, in 1564. So it was only fitting that Stratford, Connecticut, bearing the name of Shakespeare’s hometown, became the site of the American Shakespeare Festival Theater. 
 
The American Shakespeare Festival Theater opened in 1955. During the 1960s, its performances earned the theater an international reputation. It featured many world-renowned actors and actresses, including Katharine Hepburn, Jessica Tandy, and Hal Holbrook. The theater is no longer used for performances.