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A Map Of William Shakespeare’s Shordiche

December 13, 2015
by the gentle author

Click on the image to enlarge & read the text on the map

Spitalfields Life Contributing Artist & Cartographer Extraordinaire, Adam Dant has been working through the night in the former Huguenot fish & chip shop which serves as his studio to conjure this extraordinary vision of William Shakespeare’s Shordiche, collating the scraps of information and myth about the landscape of London’s lost theatreland of five hundred years ago. Here Shakespeare arrived as a young actor in 1585, treading the boards at London’s earliest custom-built theatre, The Theatre at New Inn Yard where subsequently his first ventures as a playwright saw the light of day.

Adam Dant by Jeremy Freedman

Archaeologist raises a Shakespearian wine goblet to celebrate the excavation of The Theatre, 2011


Staffordshire figure of Shakespeare on my dresser

TAG Fine Arts are offering Spitalfields Life readers £100 discount upon the first ten prints of the edition of a hundred of Shakespeare’s Shordiche by Adam Dant

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. December 13, 2015

    Adam Dant — a genius as ever!

    Love & Peace

  2. Pauline Taylor permalink
    December 13, 2015

    I always enjoy seeing Adam’s maps, and your Staffordshire figure of Shakespeare is lovely, is it a fairing?

  3. Penny Wythes permalink
    December 13, 2015

    Truly gorgeous – but how much are they asking? And will there be a cheaper unlimited print run later?

  4. December 1, 2023

    Thank you for your excellent writing, and please write more!

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