Playwright William Shakespeare's kitchen found!

Updated: 05 December, 2015 15:24 IST | Agencies |

At the site of the playwright’s family home, archaeologists discovered a fire hearth, a cold storage pit and a lot more

London: Archaeologists from Britain's Staffordshire University have unearthed the site of English poet and playwright William Shakespeare's 'kitchen' at New Place, which was the bard's family home in Stratford-upon-Avon at the height of his career for almost two decades.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare. Pic/Getty Images

The team uncovered a fire hearth and a cold storage pit, as well as evidence of the brew house. Fragments of plates, cups and other cookware were also found, according to a university statement.

Tree in the way
“These findings are really exciting. We knew that this area of the site was going to be important but we hadn't been able to explore it until this year because a tree prevented us excavating,” said Kevin Colls, archaeological project manager for the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University.

Archaeologist says...
“The kitchen features including the oven and the fridge are very significant. This is the area of the house that Shakespeare actually lived in and tells us more about him and his lifestyle.” Kevin said.

Theme Classics

Barcelona: Barcelona Shopping Night, a retail experience hosted by a local street, has dedicated this year’s theme to William Shakespeare upon the upcoming 400th anniversary of the bard’s death in 2016. Stores on Passeig de Gracia street are open from 8.00 p.m. (local time) Thursday to 1.00 a.m. Friday in a festive atmosphere, Xinhua reported. At the Globe Theatre, shows were staged to pay tribute to Shakespeare’s classics.

First Published: 05 December, 2015 15:21 IST

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