The first substantial public playhouse in Britain since Roman times was built in 1576. Its name, the Theatre, invoked classic precedent, though it was a wooden playhouse, not a marble theatre. The builder was James Burbage, a joiner or carpenter. His new Theatre stood in Shoreditch, north of the walls and outside the regulatory powers of the City of London. Its timbers were to be taken down in 1599 by the Chamberlains Men and re-erected as the Globe, a new playhouse on Bankside, south of the City and of the river Thames.
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- Plays, Player, Playwright
Prof. Michael Alexander
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