What was Islington’s first (‘purpose-built’ theatre?
14 November 2016
“…This essay represents my description of why it is the Red Bull that should own the title of ‘Islington’s First Theatre’ and why the tale imparts much that is important about the entertainment industry then and now…”
“The last play by James Shirley performed before the closing of the theatres in 1642 was the comedy, The Sisters (licensed April 26). It opens with a group of outlawed bandits discussing the latest proclamation by the Prince of their country…”