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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th August 1966 Born today: Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)

16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London

16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)

16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)

16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London

16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)

Comedy of Errors 1st Performance



Comedy of Errors 1st Performance

This is where The Comedy of Errors was first performed.

Location: Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn

Description: This is the fabulous Gray's Inn Hall where it is recorded that the first ever performance of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors took place.

A company of base and common fellows, is mentioned in the Gesta Grayorum (The Deeds of Gray) as having occurred in Gray's Inn Hall on Dec. 28, 1594.

Queen Elizabeth I was a regular visitor, as was Francis Bacon.

The impressive and ancient chestnut screen here is reputed to come from one of the 1588 Spanish Armada ships.

Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London

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Comedy of Errors 1st Performance

This is where The Comedy of Errors was first performed.


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