New theatre to stand on site of London's first

A new hall will host performances on the same ground where Shakespeare's plays were first acted. The predecessor to the Globe, known simply as "The Theatre," stood on London's South Bank. Its site was bought by an amateur theatrical group and has been under excavation since 2008. 

Finds so far include "the remains of a curved wall, indicating a polygonal building, a common style for Elizabethan theaters" and "a patch of hard-pressed gravel, part of the area where the 'groundlings' ... crowded together to watch plays."