Here are some fun facts you might not know about Shakespeare’s famous theatre.
- • Serious outbreaks of the Bubonic plague caused more than three closures of the Globe theatre, as a precaution to protect from disease.
- The Globe was an open air theatre, with three floors and could seat about 3,000 people.
- The theatre used flags to advertise what genre of play would be the show of the day.
Red – History; Black – Tradgedy; and White – Comedy.
- In 1613, during a performance of Henry VIII, a stage cannon ignited the thatched roof and the theatre burned to the ground, all in less than two hours.
- After burning down in 1613, the theatre was rebuilt but later torn down in 1642 during England’s Puritan administration.