London Finds the Remains of Shakespeare’s First Theatre

London Finds the Remains of Shakespeare’s First Theatre
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Archeologists from the Museum of London unearthed William Shakespeare’s first theatre in London. The group has uncovered part of the yard and gallery walls of The Curtain Theatre in London’s Shoreditch district.

The Curtain originally opened in 1577 as a venue for Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, from 1597 to 1599 while construction on the Globe Theatre was underway.

It’s believed that The Curtain was home to the first performances of Henry V, and possibly Romeo & Juliet.

The Curtain was dismantled in the 17th century and the location was lost, until now.

The Curtain carries some interesting history about Shakespeare and his company. According to legend, Shakespeare and his group moved to The Curtain from their original venue, The Theatre, after an argument with landlord Giles Allen. Then, while Allen was away, The Theatre’s owner and actor James Burbage dismantled the building piece-by-piece and hid the timber.

According to the Museum of London, the remains of The Curtain appear to be in good condition.

The development company that owns the land plans to feature the theater as part of a new “office, retail, and residential space.”

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