Front cover of 'The Rose and the Globe – playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark: excavations 1988–91'

The Rose and the Globe – playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark: excavations 1988–91

Excavations at the sites of two famous playhouses of Tudor London, the Rose and the Globe in Southwark, provided physical evidence for the size, layout and development of these playhouses; they are presented here in detail for the first time in 400 years.

The hundreds of individual structural elements, objects and plant and animal remains found are described and, together with the freshly researched documentary sources on Shakespearean theatre, fully integrated into the chronological narratives and thematic discussions of every aspect of the playhouses. This archaeological report aims to integrate all strands of evidence and appeal to a wider audience of those interested in the history and development of the theatre.

Winner of the bi-annual London Archaeological Prize 2010 for the best publication about London's archaeology in the last 2 years.

Shortlisted in the 'Best Archaeological Book' category for the 2010 British Archaeological Awards.

Winner Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2011 – this award is voted for by Current Archaeology readers and the awards ceremony took place on 26 February 2011 at the British Museum.

Authors: Julian Bowsher, Pat Miller

Series: Monograph Series 48

Published by: MOLA 2009. ISBN 978-1-901992-85-4. Hb 275pp. 172 bl/wh and col ills.

Price: £26.00

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