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Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street

Plaque (lost): Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street

Inscription

Near this site stood The Curtain Theatre, 1577 - c.1627, second English public playhouse. Here William Shakespeare acted. Plays by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson were performed.
London Borough of Hackney

Site: Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street (1 memorial)

EC2, Hewett Street

June 2012 a Museum of London archeological dig discovered the Curtain Theatre. July 2013 Londonist reported on the plan for the site which involve the display of the remains, a modern theatrical space and, oh, surprise, a tower block - a 40-storey skyscraper. June 2016: The building and plaque have gone. Some great archeology.

Either someone erected the plaque behind the lamppost, or someone erected the lamppost in front of the plaque. Either way some thoughtlessness (being polite) was involved.

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Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street

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Curtain Theatre

This, the second English purpose-built playhouse was erected very close to th...

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Ben Jonson

Playwright and poet. Born in Westminster, possibly, and a committed Londoner,...

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William Shakespeare

Born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birth date is often given as the 23...

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Curtain Theatre - Hewett Street

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Hackney Council

Shoreditch Borough Council took over Shoreditch Vestry and was itself taken o...

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