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Middle Temple:

see Inns of CourtInns of Court,
collective name of the four legal societies in London that have the exclusive right of admission to the bar. These societies—Lincoln's Inn, Gray's Inn, the Inner Temple, and the Middle Temple (see also Temple, the)—date from before the 14th cent.
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district of the City of London, England. The name refers to two of the four Inns of Court, the Middle Temple and the Inner Temple. The Temple was originally the English seat of the famous order of Knights Templars.
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He puts forward a beguiling and persuasive thesis, that Twelfth Night had its premier in Middle Temple Hall on February 2nd, 1602.
Anthony Arlidge puts it definitively: 'The building is plainly not a theatre and the description matches Middle Temple Hall, which has clerestories in the south and north walls, and bay-windows, and is exceptionally light for a building of its kind'.
Dubbed "the London Party," the private do will take place at London's Middle Temple Hall, the Elizabethan-era site where Shakespeare performed in the maiden bow of his "Twelfth Night" in 1602.
Almost as cheering is the continued success story the Globe has become as it embarks upon its longest season yet--seven months in all, starting with several weeks at Middle Temple Hall in the Inns of Court, where the Globe's current al fresco (and all-male) "Richard II," starring Rylance, was first broken in.
Directed by Tim Carroll, the gender-bending staging of the Bard's romantic comedy opened last year at London's Middle Temple Hall, the venue of the play's first recorded staging in 1602.
venues that can replicate the footprint of Middle Temple Hall with its extended thrust stage.
Now comes news that "Intimacy" star Mark Rylance will cross genders (and the Thames) to take the part in an all-male production of Shakespeare's play to be held early next year at Middle Temple Hall.

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