Starring Shakespearean role for Doncaster's Amy
Actress Amy Wilkinson will plunge back centuries to bringÂ Anne Hathaway backÂ to life this month, telling her storyÂ from within her famous cottage.
it is all part of a series of special events toÂ celebrate the women in Shakespeare's life and works.
Doncaster woman Amy will take up residence inÂ Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon,Â Â to giveÂ first-hand insight into her life andÂ tellÂ of herÂ romance and eventual marriage with William Shakespeare 436 years ago.
Anne and William tied the knot in November 1582. Anne, who wasÂ pregnantÂ at the time, was aged 26 and her husband-to-be was just 18 years old and so would haveÂ required his parents' permission to marry.
Visitors will learn aboutÂ Elizabethan life, including marriage traditions from that era and what life was like for a Tudor housewife, throughÂ Anne'sÂ personalÂ testimony.
Amy, 22, recently graduated from the University of Leeds, where she studiedÂ Classical Literature and History. SheÂ works at Epworth's Old Rectory, the childhood home ofÂ John and Charles Wesley, who went on to develop the Methodist movement.
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Amy said: "I am very much looking forward to bringing Anne Hathaway back to life. Anne played such a key part in William Shakespeare's life, and people travel from across the world to visit Stratford-upon-Avon.
"There will be a challenging element, becauseÂ there have been a lot of theories put forward and speculation about what AnneÂ was like, but with a lack of concrete historical evidence we will never really know.
"I want to make Anne accurate to the era in which she lived, so that visitors feel like they have met a real-life Elizabethan."
Other events will also take place across theÂ historic Shakespeare Family Homes throughout November as part of Women andÂ Shakespeare month.Â
ForÂ details, seeÂ www.shakespeare.org.uk/events'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹