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Blackfriars: The Most Convenient Place


Discover that made the lively London precinct of Blackfriars—home to actors, artists, and aristocrats—the place to be in early modern London.

Blackfriars: The Most Convenient Place


From a July 9, 2012 lecture in conjunction with the Folger exhibition, Open City: London, 1500-1700.




Ralph Alan Cohen, Director of Mission and Co-Founder of the American Shakespeare Center, directed for the building of the ASC's replica of the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia.

Ralph Alan Cohen


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Deed of bargain and sale for Shakespeare's purchase of the Blackfriars Gatehouse. Manuscript, March 10, 1613.

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