Viewing Event Record: The Globe burns: Henry Bluett

Abstract

In a letter to Richard Weeks, London merchant Henry Bluett describes the fire which had recently consumed the Globe. He states that during a performance of 'All is Triewe', the playhouse was 'fired with shooting off a chamber' that set its thatched roof on fire; he claims that the only casualty was a man who suffered burns after saving a child from the fire.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 4 July 1613 To: January (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 29 June 1613 (Source of claim: externally supplied)

Venues

Name
Globe (I)

Troupes

Name
King's Men (1603-1625)

Event Type

  • correspondence
  • performance context
  • playhouse context
  • public disturbance