'The Curtain' 古剧院在伦敦出土

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倫敦的考古學家說他們發現了一座曾經上映過莎士比亞劇作的伊麗莎白時期的劇院「The Curtain」這所建築可能是英格蘭第二個專門建造的戲院。以下是BBC記者Vincent Dowd的報道。

'The Curtain' theatre opened in 1577, a year after 'The Theatre' nearby. Most experts reckon that was the first dedicated theatre-building in England – earlier performances had been in tavern-yards or at court.

The approximate location of The Curtain was already known, but now experts at the Museum of London say they've identified remarkably intact elements of walling and the yard where poorer theatre-goers stood. The developers who own the site say they plan to incorporate the theatre's remains into their project.

The best-known Shakespearean theatre in London is The Globe - although that's a modern reconstruction, a short distance from the original site.