In August 1593, Edward Alleyn (leading actor of the Lord Admiral's Men who performed at the Rose theatre) wrote from Bristol to his wife in London while he was touring the provinces with the Lord Admiral's men. He began his letter: 'My good sweet mouse I commend me hartely to you...'
In summer 2007, for the first time in four hundred years, a small group of dedicated actors toured a Shakespeare play from the Globe theatre. The Globe's company of travelling players will be performing Romeo and Juliet in castles, gardens and parks across the UK. In the tradition of Edward Alleyn's letter actors wrote a letter home to the Globe from each venue on the Romeo and Juliet tour telling us about their discoveries and the problems they encountered.