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MIDDLE TEMPLE HALL, WHERE SHAKESPEARE HIMSELF ACTED

MIDDLE TEMPLE HALL, WHERE SHAKESPEARE HIMSELF ACTED

In Fountain Court, adjoining Middle Temple Lane, is this magnificent hall. The exterior only just hints at its age, but the interior, a marvel of old oak, is a magnificent example of what the sixteenth century could do. Here the Benchers eat their dinner and take their wine, as the lawyers of Queen Elizabeth's reign used to do beneath the same splendid rafters of the hammer-beam roof. The building dates from 1562-72, and on February 2, 1601, Shakespeare is said to have made a personal appearance in "Twelfth Night."

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