Newsclip®: [Entertainment] Experts stunned to discover early Shakespearian theatre was rectangular | Archaeology | News | The Independent

"Remarkable new archaeological discoveries in London are shedding fresh light on the birth of the English theatre. Excavations of a 16th century Shakespearian playhouse in Shoreditch have revealed that, contrary to all expectations, the purpose-built theatre was rectangular – not polygonal or round like the Globe or the Swan. 'It's a total surprise to us,' said one of the U.K.'s top Shakespeare scholars, Professor Stanley Wells, honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.",

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