Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Globe Theater Burns

On this day nearly 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Globe Theater burned.
"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."

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