Shakespeare’s London Home Where He Wrote ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Identified by HistorianHistorians in the News
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The location of William Shakespeare's London home where the playwright wrote "Romeo and Juliet" has been identified for the first time, according to new research.
Theater historian Geoffrey Marsh spent a decade meticulously researching the home of the English dramatist and poet by cross-referencing official records to pinpoint where exactly Shakespeare lived during the 1590s.
Marsh's quest began after The Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in East London's Shoreditch, was discovered in 2008. The historian wondered where Shakespeare was living when his plays were performed there, which predated The Globe as the playwright's workplace.
It had previously been identified that the Shakespeare lived in Central London near Liverpool Street Station, then known as the parish of St. Helens, after he was listed on taxpayer records in 1597/98, but the exact location was never identified.
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