British archaeologists have found the remains of the theater "The Curtain", what It is believed that it was the place where William Shakespeare premiered several of his well-known plays, such as "Romeo and Juliet" and "Henry V". The find occurred while regeneration work was being carried out in the museum.
Researchers believe it is one of the most important discoveries of recent years related to Shakespeare. This fact makes those responsible for the Archaeological Museum of London see the find as something very "exciting", since they have been looking for the theater since its trace was lost in 1622.
The workers came across the remains of the old theater at a depth of three meters, where the patio and the gallery walls were kept in very good condition. Very close to the place are also the ruins of "The Theater”, Place where Shakespeare debuted as an actor and as a writer of plays.
But "The Curtain” It was the headquarters of the theater company of the English author from its inauguration in 1577 until its closure in 1597. In this period of time, the playwright made the premieres of his outstanding works "Romeo and Juliet”, “Summer night Dream”, “Henry V" Y "Titus Andronicus”. The end of the theater came when its director, James Burbahe, had to close it due to problems with the owner of the building and decided to open “The Globe", where I know would premiere most of Shakespeare's plays.
According to archaeologists, surveys of the area will last for a while and may be open to the public in the future. The possibility of rebuilding the theater and re-enacting the plays is also kept in mind, as in “The Globe”. In any event, the company that owns the site, Plow Yard Developments, has expressed its willingness to work closely with the Archaeological Museum of London, with experts in Shakespeare and with London authorities so that people can visit the area.
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