Shakespeare For Sale

Fancy owning a bit of cinema history?

by Willow Green |
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Finally we have the answer as to what to get the person who has everything - a swan-shaped bed. No? Then what about a life-sized stuffed bear? All this and more is on offer in an unusual auction taking place later this month. A British company, Shakespear 2U Limited is selling off a bunch of theatre props, including items used in Shakespeare in Love and the upcoming Kenneth Branagh opus Love's Labour's Lost. Amongst the items on sale are a couple of punts (that's flat-bottomed boats to those of you who didn't go to Cambridge) that were used in our Ken's flick and a series of scrolls, papers and swords that were probably handled by Gwyneth Paltrow. The sale takes place in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire on 20 November and anyone interested can get hold of an auction catalogue by calling 0171 405 5501. Film fans have another sale to look forward to on 9 December when Christies auctioneers in London have their annual Film and Entertainment auction. The most popular items are likely to be that blue door from Notting Hill (a snip at

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