"Built in 1599, the first Globe theatre was 14 years old when a stage cannon fired during a performance of Henry VIII, set fire to the thatched roof and consumed the theatre. The modern Globe – also in its 14th theatre season, having opened its doors in 1997 – is today equipped with fire retardant thatch coating and a specialist sprinkler system, so is unlikely to suffer the same fate."
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
On this day nearly 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Globe Theater burned.
Posted by Curmudgeon at Tuesday, June 29, 2010