Monday, May 10, 2004

Theatre, The

First public playhouse of London, located in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch. Designed and built by James Burbage (the father of actor Richard Burbage), The Theatre was a roofless, circular building with three galleries surrounding a yard. It opened in 1576, and several companies performed there, including Leicester's Men (1576 - 78), the Admiral's Men (1590 - 91), and Chamberlain's Men (1594 - 96), who

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