Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Globe Theatre burns down

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1613 The Globe Theatre in London burnt down as a cannon was fired for a scene in Shakespeare's Henry VIII.

Very shortly after the blaze, Shakespeare retired back to Stratford. The play being performed at the time was also called All This is True, supposed to be a revival of King Henry the Eighth – this we know from the contemporary ballad, 'On the Pitiful Burning of the Globe Play-house' ...

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