Shakespeare theatre remains found

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Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an Elizabethan theatre where some of William Shakespeare's plays were first performed.

The remains of the Curtain Theatre, which opened in 1577, were found behind a pub in Shoreditch, east London, as part of regeneration works.

The venue was immortalised as "this wooden O" in the prologue to Henry V.

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