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London Borough of Southwark in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Rose Theatre

 
 
The Rose Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 19, 2018
1. The Rose Theatre Marker
Inscription.
Built here in 1587
First
Elizabethan theatre
of Bankside

Voted by the People


 
Erected 2005 by London Borough of Southwark.
 
Location. 51° 30.425′ N, 0° 5.717′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Southwark, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street and Southwark Bridge Road, on the right when traveling west on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 Park Street, London Borough of Southwark, England SE1 9AR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upholders' Hall (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Old Change (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); St Paul's School (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Monument (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); John Milton (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); City of London School for Girls (approx. one kilometer away); The Daily Courant (approx. one kilometer away); Poulters' Hall (approx. one kilometer away).
 
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1. Rose Theatre to gain a Southwark blue plaque (London SE1). Describing the Rose as "historically the most important theatre site in London", actor Sir Ian McKellen
The Rose Theatre Marker - Wide View, looking west along Park Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 19, 2018
2. The Rose Theatre Marker - Wide View, looking west along Park Street
expressed his delight that the site is to be marked by a plaque: "I remember the excitement felt internationally by academics, theatre-goers and actors like myself who appreciated at last seeing the evidence of the first flowering of English drama over four hundred years ago. The remains of the building where Shakespeare and Marlowe learnt their craft deserves a plaque more than any other I can think of."
(Submitted on March 24, 2018.) 

2. The Rose (theatre) (Wikipedia). The Rose was an Elizabethan theatre. It was the fourth of the public theatres to be built, after The Theatre (1576), the Curtain (1577), and the theatre at Newington Butts (c. 1580?) – and the first of several playhouses to be situated in Bankside, Southwark, in a liberty outside the jurisdiction of the City of London's civic authorities.... It was the first purpose-built playhouse to ever stage a production of any of Shakespeare's plays.... (Submitted on March 24, 2018.) 

3. Our History (The Rose Playhouse). The Rose’s well-preserved archaeology was discovered in 1989 during a routine exploratory excavation held in the interval between site clearance and re-development of an office block. The Rose became a major international news story, and the site attracted many thousands of visitors. A campaign to ‘Save the Rose’ and protect it from redevelopment was launched with enthusiastic support from actors (including the dying Lord Olivier, who gave his last public speech on behalf of the Rose), scholars and the general public. (Submitted on March 24, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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