Articles

The future for London developments is embracing the past

27 September 2016

Author: Allsop

London is a city defined by its past. The Tower of London, The London Dungeon, Westminster Abbey and the city’s numerous bridges, palaces and monuments attract tourists in their droves, all keen to experience our capital’s past as well as sampling the lifestyle that modern London has to offer. Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre, which will sit at the heart of The Stage, is much more than just a historical building: it is a globally significant heritage site that, through this development will be uncovered, studied by expert archaeologists and preserved for the public to enjoy forever.

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Excavation of Shakespearean Theatre Begins in Shoreditch

27 April 2016

Archaeologists from MOLA have officially begun the detailed excavation of The Curtain Theatre, one of Shakespeare’s least historically documented playhouses, in London’s Shoreditch. The dig was officially launched by Ed Vaizey MP, the Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, today – 400 years almost to the day since Shakespeare’s death.

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Shoreditch: the first theatre district

21 March 2016

Author: Team at MOLA

Before the famous productions of the West End, came London’s first theatre district, in Shoreditch, east London. The birthplace of modern theatre, the Shoreditch scene was located in ‘a pleasant meadow’ north of the city.

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A Spotlight on Shakespeare Hotspots in London

14 March 2016

William Shakespeare has to be one of Britain’s greatest and most significant historical figures, providing some of the world’s most loved plays and even introducing an astounding 7,000 words into the English vocabulary.

London is home to many key venues that house some of the most treasured Shakespearean artefacts, so if you want a hearty helping of Shakespearean culture, honour his legacy by visiting some of these fantastic offerings showcased throughout London.

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Shoreditch Old and New

26 February 2016

Between the young and hip Shoreditch crowd, eclectic fashion trends and cool contemporary restaurants, is a rich history that adds an extra touch of character to this East London location.

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History of The Curtain Theatre

08 October 2015

Dating back more than 400 years, eager theatregoers flocked to Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre to see the first performances of plays now considered to be the timeless hallmarks of British culture and international literature.

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