A History of The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre & The RST

In this the 60th Anniversary Year of the creation of the RSC

The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, completed in 1879, came about as a result of the boom in the brewing industry in Stratford, and only then because the town had been built, back in the 12th century, alongside a clear, fast flowing river, which was, by the late 18th century, an integral part of the new canal…