How did the Globe burn down?

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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I believe this question refers to the Globe Theater associated with Shakespeare's playing company. This was a theater in London built in 1599. Shakespeare was a part owner of this theater, having 1/8th of the ownership. However over a period his ownership was diluted over a period.

Globe caught fire on June 29, 1613 while playing Henry the Eighth, when a theatrical cannon accidentally misfired, setting fire to a wooden beam and thatching. In this fire the Globe was damaged extensively. However it was rebuilt ad restarted the following year.

The Globe Theater was closed down by Puritans in 1642 and finally pulled down in 1644.

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