FINDS

The Bard’s First Stage Uncovered

Work on a new London playhouse has led to the discovery of the long-lost first stage of William Shakespeare. The wooden foundations of aptly named The Theatre, the location of which was lost for 400 years, were found five feet under the surface after construction began. Archaeologists determined the remains were, in fact, part of the open air playhouse that opened in 1576 and was home to Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The new venue will open in 2012. Any guesses as to the first play?