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Original Shakespearian theatre uncovered?

Published: Monday 9th of March 2009

Archaeologists believe they have found the site of Shakespeare's original theatre, it is reported.

The team from the Museum of London are believed to have unearthed the construction, simply known as the Theatre, during a dig last summer.

It was built in what was known as the suburbs of sin, the BBC reports, with Taryn Nixon, a representative from the Museum of London, giving further insight into its history.

"The lord mayor actually passed a decree that there shouldn't be any theatrical performances in the city," she tells the news provider, adding that this is usually where there are "slightly more fun activities going on".

It is believed the venue may have hosted the premiere of Romeo and Juliet and was constructed by James Burbage.

Shakespeare fans heading for London can make the most of their London Pass by visiting the Globe Theatre, saving £10.50 per adult and £6.50 per child.

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