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Bankside - the Bear Garden and the Rose Theatre - Norden's Map of London, 1593-1-

1593 map showing "the play howse" next to a bear-baiting arena.

The Rose was an Elizabethan theater built in London in 1587, the fourth such public theater to be built. While successful for a time, it was for all intents put out of business when the Globe Theater was built in 1599. The Rose fell into disuse in 1603, and may very well have been pulled down by 1605.

In 1989, archaeological excavations were begun at the theatre's site. Since 2007, part of the site has also been used as a performance space.

The Rose in "We Haven't Got There Yet"Edit

The Rose became the venue of an acting troupe that had been transported from 2066 back to 1606. Here they staged the various plays they knew, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Waiting for Godot. William Shakespeare himself attended these performances. He didn't think much of The Rose, however.

See also Inconsistencies in Turtledove's Work#Inconsistencies in "We Haven't Got There Yet"


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