John and Marion Evans as William Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway
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Stratford pair's parting is such sweet sorrow

A couple who have played the roles of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway for tourists in Stratford upon Avon are hanging up their ruffs after 18 years.

John Evans, a retired chartered aeronautical engineer, and his wife Monica, a retired teacher, will appear for the last time as the Bard and his wife in the parade marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death on Saturday 23 April.

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