Pop-up Shakespeare at Blenheim Palace.

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SHAKESPEARE’S POP-UP ROSE THEATRE<br />
TAKING SHAPE AT BLENHEIM PALACE<br />
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A team of builders has begun work on constructing a replica of Shakespeare’s famous Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace.<br />
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The full-scale pop-up version of the Elizabethan playhouse is being recreated in the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site’s historic grounds for a nine-week season, showcasing four of the bard’s greatest plays <br />
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Inspired by the original, which opened on London’s Bankside in 1587, it will house a total of 900 people, with 560 seated in three covered tiers around an open-roofed courtyard and standing room for 340 ‘groundlings’.