a drawing of the original Globe Theater, built in 1599, on the southern shore of the Thames. The Globe is especially famous for William Shakespeare's plays that were produced there. The Theater burnt to the ground during a performance of "Henry VIII", when a canon misfired into one of the wooden beams. It was rebuilt a year later. Like all other theaters in London, the Globe was closed down by the Puritans in 1642, and pulled down in 1644.