Shakespeare’s first theatre found

shakespeareinlondon
c/o BBC News, 9 March 2009:

Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the remains of Shakespeare’s first theatre, the BBC has learned.

A team from the Museum of London found the remains of the theatre in Shoreditch last summer.

Built in 1576, it is thought the Bard acted there and that it also hosted the premiere of Romeo and Juliet.

Meanwhile, a portrait of Shakespeare, thought to be the only surviving image of him made during his lifetime, has been unveiled in London.

But then again (Katherine Duncan-Jones, TLS c/o The Times, 18 March 2009): maybe it’s not him – though still very interesting, not least, from a Forum point of view, because of the Irish connection.

Further associated links:

The Museum of London
Shakespeare’s Globe
(inc. their Spring Events)

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