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Salisbury Court Theatre, which was re-opened in 1660 by Rhode's company.
---Wheatley, 1896.

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SALISBURY COURT THEATRE, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, was built in 1629, by Richard Gunnell and William Blagrove, players, and was originally the "barn" or granary at the lower end of the great back yard or court of Salisbury House.

"In the yere one thousand sixe hundred [and] twenty-nine, there was builded a new faire Playhouse, near the White-Fryers. And this is the seauenteenth stage or common Play-house which hath beene new made within the space of threescore yeres within London and the suburbs."— Homes, ed. 1631, p. 1004.

"The Play-house in Salisbury Court, in Fleete Streete, was pulled down by a company of souldiers, set on by the Sectaries of these sad times, on Saturday, the 24th day of March, 1649."—MS. Notes by Howes, quoted in Collier's Life of Shakspeare p. ccxlii.

It was bought by William Beeston, a player, in 1652, and rebuilt and re-opened by him in 1660. The Duke's company, under Davenant, played here till their new theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-fields was ready to receive them. Salisbury-court Theatre was finally destroyed in the Great Fire, and not rebuilt. The Duke's Theatre in Dorset-gardens, opened Nov. 9th, 1671, stood facing the Thames, on a somewhat different site.
---Handbook of London. P. Cunningham, 1850.

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