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Experts find theatre where Shakespeare plays first staged
The remains of a London theatre where William Shakespeare's early plays including "Romeo And Juliet" were first performed have been discovered by archaeologists, a museum said Wednesday.
Shakespeare appeared at The Theatre in Shoreditch, east London, as an actor with a troupe called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, which also performed his efforts as a playwright there.
"Richard III", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Merchant Of Venice" are among the other plays which are likely to have premiered at the theatre, according to the Museum of London, whose team made the discovery.
After a tenancy dispute in 1599, the owners of The Theatre dismantled it during the night and its timbers were used to construct the Globe Theatre, by the River Thames, which became the home of Shakespeare's plays.