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ROSE THEATRE TO BLOOM AGAIN
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0495  Friday, 19 March 1999.

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Date:           Thursday, 18 Mar 1999 17:04:20 +0000 ()
Subject:        ROSE THEATRE TO BLOOM AGAIN

ROSE THEATRE TO BLOOM AGAIN
Rose Theatre exhibition opens to the public from 14 April
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An exhibition on the site of the Rose Theatre, Bankside's first theatre
and the place where Shakespeare learnt his craft, will open to the
public on 14 April 1999.

The official opening on the previous day will be made by Chris Smith,
the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.  Celebrities from
the theatrical world are expected to attend, including members of the
cast and production team of "Shakespeare in Love".  This hugely
successful film, whose action centres around a full-size reconstruction
of the theatre, has done much to bring the Rose back into the public eye
and to highlight its importance in the history of English drama.

The Rose Theatre Trust's Project Co-ordinator,  Dr Clare Graham, said
"It's now more than ten years since this important archaeological site
was discovered.  Sadly for most of that time the theatre's remains have
stayed hidden from view, buried under protective layers of sand,
concrete and water.  This exhibition is intended to reawaken public
awareness of the Rose, and to help raise the funds needed for our
longer-term plans for its re-excavation, conservation and permanent
display".

The exhibition centres around a sound and light presentation, narrated
by Sir Ian McKellen, who has been one of the Rose's most loyal
supporters since the site

 

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