As England emerged from the Medieval period theatre became established in London in purpose built theatres and in buildings adapted for the purpose. In this episode we look at those earliest theatres and their builders:
The Red Lion, a probably short lived theatre built by John Brayne
Four Inns that operated as theatres The Bel Savage, The Bull, The Bell, and the Cross Keys
The Theatre at Newington Butts
The Theatre – probably the first truly purpose built theatre since Roman times. The Story of how James Burbage and John Brayne acquired land, built The Theatre and kept it running is a story told through legal documents and The Theatre became the subject of various legal disputes.
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