Discovered in 2008, the Theatre, where Shakespeare first played Romeo and Juliet will reopen after 400 years.
Before Shakespeare held his plays at the iconic Globe theater, he was a regular of another London stage known simply as The Theatre. There he first performed some of his most notable work, including the popular Romeo and Juliet.
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After having been lost for four centuries, The Theatre’s stage was unearthed during a 2008 excavation. Now, the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) wants to turn it into a public exhibition.
Titled “The Box”, the exhibition will let visitors look at the remains of The Theatre through a window.
It will also include a wide array of other artifacts, such as those unearthed during the excavation, as well as items that highlight the history and culture of Elizabethan theater that are on loan.
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Meanwhile, archaeologists are making new discoveries on the excavation site all the time. Just last week, MOLA said that The Theatre had a special space where viewers could sit down and relax while watching one of Shakespeare’s four hours-long plays, which was designed by actor James Burbage.
The exhibition is expected to open by the end of 2019.