Shakespearian Excavation in London


Map showing the location of The Curtain theatre is from ‘An Actual Survey of the Parish of St Leonard in Shoreditch taken in the year 1745 by Peter Chasserau, Surveyor’, sourced from the Project Guteberg ebook of John Quincy Adam’s 1917 book Shakespearean Playhouse: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings

The remains of early modern theatre The Curtain are being excavated in Shoreditch, London. Read the article on the discovery in The Guardian here.

To learn more about early modern playhouses, including The Curtain, check out our brief outline here.


About Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor works as Publicity & Outreach Director for Post5 Theatre, Literary Assistant and Office Manager for the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Dramaturgy Intern for the Profile Theatre. She earned her M.St. in English Literature 1550-1700 at Lincoln College, University of Oxford and a BA in English from Stanford University. As an undergraduate she worked as the research assistant to Prof. David Riggs and as Literary Intern for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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