Articles

Why is Shakespeare still so popular?

08 August 2017

Just like a maturing fine wine or cask-strength whiskey, Shakespeare is more popular now than ever before. To those of us involved with The Stage development this is obvious, as eyewitnesses to the astonishing reaction to our excavation of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre from around the world.

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How has Shakespeare shaped our lives?

24 July 2017

Shakespeare’s works have had untold influence on our society and culture. Not only were Shakespeare’s plays and writings hugely influential in his own time, they continue to influence us today – 400 years after his death. Indeed, when Ben Jonson wrote the words quoted above in his poem, To the Memory of My Beloved the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, it is unlikely that he knew quite how true his words would prove to be!

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Shakespeare: from Shoreditch to Southwark

22 May 2017

Author: Neil Constable

Delve into Shakespeare’s London with Neil Constable, Chief Executive at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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Was Shoreditch the original theatreland of London?

15 May 2017

Today, London is known for its theatres and London’s West End is has become a byword for the pinnacle of theatre quality, success and commercial appeal. Not so, in the 16th century!

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What do the artefacts found at the Curtain Theatre tell us about Elizabethan culture?

08 May 2017

The much-anticipated excavation of the Curtain Theatre kept us all on the edge of our seats, as we craned our necks to see what would come out of the ground next. Promising to uncover truths about Elizabethan theatre culture, as well as Shakespeare himself, interest in the excavation was piqued by the array of historical artefacts uncovered during the three-month dig. 

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Shakespeare treads the boards of the Time Truck in Hackney

27 March 2017

Last Friday saw the most recent event in the extensive engagement programme around MOLA’s excavations of The Curtain Theatre on behalf of Cain Hoy Investments and Galliard Homes. Time Truck Project Officer Magnus Copps offers his thoughts on the day.

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