Our focus on this trip, however, was Blackfriars Playhouse, a replica of Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Theatre. I wish photos inside the theater had been allowed, but as is often the case, I'll just have to remember it. Blackfriars Playhouse is home to the American Shakespeare Center, a theatrical company which performs fifty-two weeks a year and also tours throughout the United States.
And here is a view of some of Staunton's beautiful old buildings from my room in the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel.
While there, we visited the Columbarium, where George’s parents are interred, as well as the grave of Colonel Charles Douglas Cochran, husband of Carolyn Stinson Cochran, one of my Hamilton classmates.
While driving through the cemetery, we saw the funeral cortege and honor guard for someone about to be interred. It was very moving, even if we did not know the person.