Shakespeare’s First Theatre Dug Up

Posted on June 18, 2012

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One of Shakespeare’s early playhouses has been discovered by the archeologists from Museum of London Archaeology(MOLA) in London. It is the place where Shakespeare’s famous plays ‘Henry V’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ were first staged. It is a brilliant piece of news for both the historians and the fans of Shakespeare because they now have an insight into the place where the early productions of Shakespeare were performed. There are talks doing rounds that it might have been in use till Civil War in 1640s. The playhouse gets its name ‘Curtain Theatre’ from a nearby street Curtain Close. Before the completion of Globe in Southwark, this was the place where Shakespeare’s plays were performed between 1597 and 1599.
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