Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Globe Theater Burns Down

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On This Day: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Burns Down. On June 29, 1613, staged cannon fire during a performance of “Henry VIII” ignited a fire that burnedthe Globe Theatre to the ground.

The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare. It was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, on land owned by Thomas Brend and inherited by his son, Nicholas Brend and grandson Sir Matthew Brend, and was destroyed by fire on 29 Jun...

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