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History & Heritage
Why is Shakespeare still so popular?

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…

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History & Heritage
How has Shakespeare shaped our lives?

“He was not of an age, but for all time!”Ben Jonson (1573-1637), Preface to the First Folio Shakespeare’s works have had untold influence on our society and culture. Not only were Shakespeare’s plays and…

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Shakespeare: from Shoreditch to Southwark

Neil Constable, Chief Executive, Shakespeare’s Globe. Photographer, Simon Kane.Shakespeare: from Shoreditch to SouthwarkShakespeare’s London was, as you’d expect, very different from our own—Covent (or…

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Neil Constable is the Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe and was named in 2017 as the joint 10th most influential person working in the performing arts.
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Art exhibition at Imitate Modern - The Stage, Shoreditch
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Imitate Modern: Pop-up Art Gallery at the Stage

Galliard Homes is proud to announce the collaboration between Imitate Modern – London's edgiest, contemporary art gallery – and The Stage EC2, the new, mixed-use development coming…

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An archaeologist at the Curtain Theatre site, the original theatreland of London
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Was Shoreditch the original theatreland of London?

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!Wandering theatre companiesIn…

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

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…

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Children from Colvestone Primary learning about the Time Truck discoveries.
Community and Events
Shakespeare treads the boards of the Time Truck in Hackney

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…

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The MOLA Time Truck
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MOLA’s Time Truck showcases finds from the Curtain Theatre for the first time in public

To celebrate Shakespeare Week, we are inviting you to immerse yourselves in all things Shakespeare on Friday 24 March from 12 noon to 6pm, by climbing aboard MOLA’s Time Truck to enjoy a pop-up exhibition of…

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Archaeologists digging at the site of The Stage, Shoreditch
History & Heritage
The Archaeological Highlights from the Excavation of the Curtain Theatre

The excavation of the Curtain Theatre provides a rare insight into Elizabethan culture. We look back over the archaeological highlights from last year’s dig.Built in Shoreditch in 1577, the Curtain Theatre was…

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The famous Romeo and Juliet balcony in Verona
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Britain is head over heels for Romeo and Juliet - the nation’s favourite Shakespeare play revealed

When asked to think of a Shakespeare play, the one that first comes to mind for most of us is Romeo and Juliet. The timeless tragedy tells the story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet: our protagonists are on…

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Heather Knight: spotlight blog

NameHeather Knight Job TitleSenior Archaeologist at MOLA What three traits define you?I question, I’m gregarious and I’m a team player.  What is the one thing you cannot resist?A glass of…

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The exterior of The Stage Shoreditch, a new development embracing the past.
History & Heritage
The future for London developments is embracing the past

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…

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The launch of the excavation of The Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch
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Excavation of Shakespearean Theatre Begins in Shoreditch

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…