Shakespeariana in Melbourne: a self-guided walking tour

Ever wondered how Romeo Lane got its name? Or why Fitzroy Gardens houses a model Tudor village?

This self-guided online tour brings together a wealth of archival research on places, people, buildings, statues and notorious events that collectively demonstrate how deeply invested the City of Melbourne has always been in the life and works of William Shakespeare. It reveals to a surprising extent the way that Shakespeare is all around us, often unnoticed or taken for granted.

Explore the interactive map online or stretch your legs in the city itself and learn about Shakespeare's presence throughout Melbourne from its formative moments until the present day.

Take the tour here

Learn more about the project, and the research behind it, in this video with Associate Professor David McInnis.

Being Human 2021

This project was produced in collaboration with the 2021 Being Human Festival. Founded in the UK as the only national festival of the humanities, Being Human is now a global celebration dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.

Explore the full Faculty of Arts international hub program here