The 18th century saw the development of Shakespeare as a national symbol. The Stratford Jubilee of 1769, organised by Garrick, celebrated two hundred years since Shakespeare's birth. A wooden octagonal playhouse was constructed beside the river at Stratford-upon-Avon but no work by Shakespeare was performed. A planned procession of characters from Shakespeare's plays was postponed due to terrible weather and eventually re-enacted on the stage at Drury Lane in London where it proved an enormous hit.