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REED's siteplan of the Middle Temple, from the
REED Patrons and Performances entry for the Middle Temple

Plays/performances associated with the Middle Temple (Inn of Court, Middlesex).

According to the REED Patrons and Performances entry:

Located on the W side of the Temple Liberty on a prestigious site near the River Thames, the entrance to Middle Temple was and remains on the S side of Fleet Street.

Part of the medieval Temple land formed a monastery and part remained unconsecrated. The monastic buildings of the Knights Templar lay around the present Church Court (now called Cloisters), with the refectory on the site of the present Inner Temple Hall. Another hall lay on or somewhat to the E of Middle Temple Lane and housed the lay brethren and other laymen.

Middle Temple hall was built on the S side of Fountain Court in what was considered the middle of the Temple area. The Elizabethan red brick hall retains much of its original character despite bombing raids and renovations to its exterior over the centuries.

The REED entry further notes that

Early 17th c. accounts record several performances by royal troupes at the Middle Temple and a diary entry in 1601/2 indicates that Twelfth Night was performed, probably by the Chamberlain's Men in the hall.





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