To mark the 400th anniversary on Saturday April 23rd of William Shakespeare’s death a special edition Tube map has been produced. The 14 Underground lines with their 367 stations have all been replaced with characters and plays from Shakespeare’s works, along with play locations, actors and patrons:
- Bakerloo Line: Heroines Line
- Central Line: Lovers Line
- District Line: Servants and Friends
- Jubilee Line: Fathers and Kings
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are interchange stations on the Northern Line.
I have not heard that Transport for London are planning to replace any names at real stations!
The map also includes three theatres where Shakespeare plays were performed — the Globe Theatre, which has been rebuilt close to its original site next to the River Thames, and the Blackfriars and Curtain theatres, which no longer exist.
Studying Shakespeare may become easier by following the lines to find the characters! Great excuse to visit London methinks!