SCIENCE IN THE NEWS DAILY
Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre Unearthed in East London
from the Guardian (UK)
Well preserved remains of Shakespeare's original "wooden O" stage, the Curtain theatre where Henry V and Romeo and Juliet were first performed, have been discovered in a yard in east London.
The Curtain theatre in Shoreditch preceded the Globe on the Thames as Shakespeare's first venue, showcasing several of his most famous plays. But it was dismantled in the 17th century and its precise location lost.
Now part of the gravelled yard in Shoreditch where the groundlings stood, ate, gossiped and watched the plays, and foundation walls on which the tiers of wooden galleries were built have been uncovered in what was open ground for 500 years while the surrounding district became one of the most densely built in London.
Connect With Us:
VIDEO: From Biology to Military History: Patterns in Animal Weaponry
What are the parallels between an ancient war ship and a dung beetle? More than you would think, actually! Douglas J. Emlen, PhD, has a unique perspective on animal weaponry that looks at patterns in military history.
To view all multimedia content, click "Latest Multimedia"!
Receive notification when new content is posted from the entire website, or choose from the customized feeds available.