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Rose Theatre to Gain a Southwark Blue Plaque
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1592  Saturday, 24 September 2005

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Saturday, September 24, 2005
Subject: 	Rose Theatre to Gain a Southwark Blue Plaque

 From Bankside Press

Rose Theatre to Gain a Southwark Blue Plaque

The site of Bankside's first theatre, the Rose in Park Street, is to be 
marked by a Southwark Council blue plaque as a result of this year's 
public vote.

Describing the Rose as "historically the most important theatre site in 
London", actor Sir Ian McKellen 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."

In March the Rose Theatre Trust launched an appeal to raise 

 

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