Globe Theatre

Globe Theater Fun Facts –> Opened in 1599, the Globe played host to Shakespeare for 14 years, during which time he wrote many of his greatest works. The theatre was destroyed by fire in 1613 after its thatch was accidentally set alight by a cannon during a performance of Henry VIII.

A new theatre was built in 1614, but was demolished in 1644 when all plays were banned by the Puritan parliament.

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