London – Shakespeare 6

The Fortune Theatre, which was a contemporary of Shakespeare’s Globe, was established near St Giles without Cripplegate in 1600. The Fortune which was, like the Globe, an outdoor theatre was built by Philip Henslowe and his son-in-law Edward Alleyn. The two theatres were apparently quite similar, being built by the same carpenter with the same half-timbered construction, although the Fortune had a square shape.

The Fortune Theatre is depicted in a detail of a stained-glass window in St Giles without Cripplegate.

st-giles-cripplegate-window

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