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Early Shakespeare Theater Unearthed Near London
2012-06-08 11:29:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The Museum of London announced on Wednesday that archaeologists have discovered the remains of William Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre. The Curtain Theatre was found behind a pub in Shoreditch, which is east of London, as part of regeneration works. The playhouse was home to William Shakespeare's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, before the group settled at the Globe. The museum said that the discovery includes the walls forming the gallery and the...

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2009-03-09 15:40:00

Archaeologists from the Museum of London say they have unearthed what are likely the remains of Shakespeare's first theatre in Shoreditch, BBC News reported. The remains of the theatre were found last summer and experts believe it was constructed around 1576. It is thought that the bard acted there and that it also hosted the premiere of Romeo and Juliet. The team found part of the original curved wall of the playhouse, which was believed to be polygonal in shape, according to Taryn Nixon,...

2008-08-06 21:00:22

An excavation in England has uncovered the brick foundations of the 16th century theater where William Shakespeare's plays were first performed, officials said. The Times of London said the remains of The Theatre -- built in 1576 and once the home of the Lord Chamberlain's Men -- were uncovered last month in a dig on New Inn Broadway, just north of London's medieval City wall in Shoreditch. The Museum of London Archaeology has described the discovery as "one of the most exciting finds of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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