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How did the globe theater burn down?
August 05, 2014 4:28PM
On June 29, 1613, The Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Sparks or wadding that flew from a cannon used during the production ignited a thatched roof of the gallery, resulting in the fire. The theater was rebuilt with a tile roof and reopened a year later. The second Globe was torn down about 1644.