Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre
a theatre built in 1587 near Southwark Bridge in the Bankside area in London, England, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed and where Edward Alleyn acted. It was used until 1603, when all London theatres were closed because of the plague. Surviving parts of the theatre were discovered in 1989 during work on a new office building and were opened to the public in 1999.
Compare Globe.

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      London playhouse built by Philip Henslowe (Henslowe, Philip) and in active use from 1587 until about 1605. Henslowe and his partner, John Cholmley, had the theatre constructed on a leased rose garden on the South Bank of the Thames. The building was octagonal in shape, partly thatched, and made of timber and plaster on a brick foundation.

 Details of the early years of operation are unknown, but in 1592 Lord Strange's Men, in company with some of the Admiral's Men and the actor Edward Alleyn (Alleyn, Edward), took up residence at the Rose. They presented Robert Greene's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta, and William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1. Sussex's Men occupied the Rose in 1593–94, giving the first performance of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Alleyn, who had married Henslowe's stepdaughter, brought the Admiral's Men to the Rose in 1594. In 1600, with the Rose in bad repair and suffering from the competition of the newly opened Globe Theatre, Henslowe built a new theatre, the Fortune (Fortune Theatre), to the north of the city, and the Admiral's Men transferred there. The Rose was used sporadically until Henslowe's lease expired in 1605 and was torn down shortly thereafter.

      In 1989 the building foundations of the Rose Theatre were rediscovered in London during a construction project. From these remains it was calculated that the theatre had had a diameter of about 70 feet (21 m) and a seating capacity of about 2,200. The foundations were subsequently preserved as an unofficial historic site.

Additional Reading
Ernest L. Rhodes, Henslowe's Rose: The Stage & Staging (1976); Carol Chillington Rutter (ed.), Documents of the Rose Playhouse (1984, reissued 1999); Christine Eccles, The Rose Theatre (1990).

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