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The only sketch of Shakespeare’s company performing Titus Andronicus on stage.<br />
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The only surviving depiction of a Shakespearean play that was drawn during the great bard's lifetime has been discovered in the annals of a country house.<br />
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The penciled sketch shows a group of actors in costume during a performance of the tragedy 'Titus Andronicus' held at The Rose theatre in 1594.<br />
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It has been found at Longleat House in Wiltshire along with a rare copy of the most famous portrait of Shakespeare. Both items will form part of a new exhibition about Shakespeare at Longleat.