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Shakespeare statue Shakespeare statue

Statue: Shakespeare statue

Erection date: 3/8/2020


William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616, English poet, playwright and actor.

Around 1590, William Shakespeare began a successful career in London as a member of an acting troupe known as the Lord Chamberlain's Men. They worked and performed at 'The Theatre' - London's first permanent purpose-built playhouse.

This statue was commissioned to commemorate the opening of a new exhibition on the site of the remains of The Theatre in Shoreditch.

The Theatre, built in 1576, was demolished in late 1598 and its materials used to build the original Globe Theatre on Bankside.

Statue on loan by kind permission of The Theatre Courtyard Gallery
New Inn Broadway London EC2A 3PR,
Uncovering Shakespeare's Shoreditch, 1576 - 1598

From the Cathedral: "Sculpted by acclaimed British sculptor Raphael Maklouf who was assisted by Hayley Gibbs".

Site: Shakespeare statue (1 memorial)

SE1, Southwark Cathedral churchyard

This was commissioned for The Theatre Courtyard Gallery and is only here on loan.  We expect that once the works in New Inn are completed it will be re-unveiled at its intended home.

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Globe Theatre, Southwark

Created when the lease ran out for The Theatre in 1597 so the building was di...

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The Theatre

The site of The Theatre is the tall building to the left in the picture. Ofte...

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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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Theatre Courtyard Gallery, The

Their address is: New Inn Broadway London EC2A 3PR. From their website: "In 2...

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Hayley Gibbs

Sculptor. Another public statue by Gibbs, Nancy Astor, was unveiled on Plymou...

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Raphael Maklouf

Born in Jerusalem, to a Jewish family who emigrated to the UK after WW2. His ...

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