400 Years On, Female Playwright To Be Produced At Globe

Nell “Leyshon is the first known woman to have her work performed at the Globe but, to be fair to the theatre, its operating years have not helped. It opened in 1599 … but it was closed by the Puritans in 1642 and demolished two years later.” It wasn’t until 1997 that “performances began once more at the reconstructed theatre.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 02/15/10