Shakespeare theatre unearthed in London
Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Admin0
The theatre was immortalized as “this wooden O” in the prologue of Henry V with the lines: “Can this cock-pit hold within this wooden O, the very caskes that did affright the Ayre at Agincourt?”
The discovery will delight historians and Shakespeare fans as excavations offer a picture of where the writer’s early productions were performed, although little further detail is known about the early playhouse.
“This is an outstanding site – and a fortuitous find in the year of the worldwide celebration of Shakespeare,” said Kim Stabler, Archaeology Advisor at English Heritage.