Thursday, June 7, 2012

Shakespeare theatre unearthed in London

LONDON (AFP) - Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of William Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre, where his play Henry V was first performed, a spokesman for the Museum of London told AFP on Wednesday.
'We have done what's called an evaluation and come across the theatre which is absolutely beautifully preserved, better than any of the others of Shakespeare's theatres,' the spokesman said.
'It's the last of Shakespeare's theatres to be excavated. It's such a significant site they will make efforts to preserve it in situ.'

The theatre, which is referred to as 'this wooden O' in Henry V, is being excavated by the museum in east London's trendy Shoreditch area, which in Shakespeare's time was a poor but vibrant district popular with prostitutes.

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