Shakespeare on the Arden Estate
Project Category: Informal community group
We will repaint a wall by the play-area at Purcell Street on Arden Estate. On the new clean wall we will paint quotes from The Tempest, one of Shakespeares plays.
North and South Arden Estate has rich theatre traditions. Archeologists from the Museum of London back in 2012 identified foundations from both The Theatre and The Curtain on nearby streets. Both theatres were famous for being the premier venues of Shakespeares Company, the Lord Chamberlains Men. The estate is known as Shakespeares Estate with many of its buildings being named after characters from Shakespeares plays. The estate itself is named after Mary Arden, Williams mother.
The tallest and most recognisable building on the estate is called Caliban Tower, after one of the main characters in The Tempest, and that is why we chose this play as the basis for our project.
2016 is a year when people world wide celebrate 400th anniversary of Shakespeares death. This project would enable people in Hoxton to celebrate local heritage in a meaningful way that will have immediate impact on their lives.
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