Hubbard Plate 10: the area to the north of the word “LANE” fits the dimensions. 220 wide extending to the Park; 156 x 100 (minimum figures of an irregular plot).


From: David Kathman 
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:31 PM
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Subject: Re: Curtain

Ben --

I'm not sure what documentary evidence you're talking about. It used to be widely believed that the Globe was on the north side of Maiden Lane (now Park Street) because of a series of early modern leases that seemed to put it there. But in "The Site of the Globe Playhouse, Southwark" (1924), W. W. Braines showed that all these leases were copying a property description that had appeared in one early document, and that this document had mistakenly reversed the north-south orientation in its description. Braines made a very strong case for locating the Globe on the south side of Maiden Lane / Park Street, and while there were still some holdouts between 1924 and 1989 who still clung to the old belief, the discovery of the Globe's foundations in 1989 effectively clinched the matter, and showed that Braines was right. Julian Bowsher and Pat Miller of the Museum of London Archeology Service discuss all this in considerable detail in their 2010 book "The Rose and the Globe: Playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark", which also includes all the details of the excavations of the Rose and Globe sites. Another book coming out from MoLAS next month, "Shakespeare's London Theatreland", will include details of the Theatre and Curtain excavations in Shoreditch.

Dave Kathman
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On 6/7/2012 10:26 AM, Ben Alexander wrote: 
  I will watch with interest to see if this sparks a discussion about the excavation of the Elizabethan “Globe” some years ago. In a rush to judgment the current Elizabethan archaeologists assumed the Globe was beneath their feet but thier site was south of the then named Maiden Lane while documentary evidence indicates the Globe was on the north side.

  Ben Alexander

  From: David Klausner 
  Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 3:59 PM
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  Subject: Curtain

  Most of you will have seen this, but if not…



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