Globe Theatre Destroyed

Globe Theatre Destroyed
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Globe Theatre Destroyed

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Globe Theatre Destroyed
The Globe Theatre was destroyed by the Puritans, also known as the Parliamentarians. The strict religious views of the Puritans disapproved of various social activities within England which developed into adopting strict codes of conduct which deplored any kind of finery or flippant behaviours. The Puritans deplored the Globe Theatre and all that it stood for. The Globe Theatre was destroyed by the Puritans in 1644.

Globe Theatre Destroyed
The Globe Theatre was destroyed by the Puritans. Why did the Puritans abhor the Globe Theatre and what did the puritans do to the globe theatre? William Shakespeare died and was buried on 25 April 1616 before the Globe Theatre was destroyed. The growth of the Puritans and the decline and the destruction of the Globe Theatre are detailed in the following timeline:

1642 The English Civil War broke out between the Parliamentarians (Puritans) and the Royalists
1642 September 2 - Parliament issues an ordinance suppressing all stage plays
1644 The Globe Theatre is demolished by the Puritans. On 15th April - Landowner Sir Matthew Brend
         demolishes the Globe Theatre and builds tenement houses on the site
1647 Stricter rules passed by the Puritans restricting the staging of plays
1648 The Parliamentarians ordered all playhouses and theatres to be pulled down, all players to be seized and
          whipped, and anyone caught attending a play to be fined five shillings.
1649 The Civil War finally leads to the terrible execution of King Charles I by the Parliamentarians
         (Puritans)
1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England
1658 Cromwell dies and the power of the Puritan starts to decline
1660 King Charles II is restored to the throne of England
1660 The Restoration, and the demise in the power of the Puritans, sees the opening of the theatres     
         again. But the Globe Theatre is never re-built - until 1997!

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