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Archaeology, history and drama

By Julian Bowsher

Shakespeare’s London theatreland

This guide to the unique theatrical venues of London, from 1567, when the first playhouse was built, to 1642, when Parliament closed them down, sets out the rich dramatic history of this period in relation to the latest exciting archaeological evidence. The book also details the people involved – the builders, actors, playwrights and audiences – what they wore and what they ate, where they drank, where they fought, where they lived and died. There are theatrical quotes and jokes, and illustrations old and new, while a series of walks explores different areas of today’s London, where glimpses of Shakespeare’s London can still be caught.


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Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology
Format: Softback, 165 x 230mm
Extent: 250pp, illustrated in colour
Price: £20
ISBN: 978-1-907586-12-5
Publication date: July 2012
Reader interest: Medieval Archaeology & History
Language & Literature / Drama
Distributor: Oxbow/MoLA



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