It likely did not take long for the three-storey polygon-shaped structure to burn entirely to the ground, as panicked spectators fled the scene. It must have been quite the sight from the River Thames, and a heartbreaking one for the theatre's multiple owners - Richard and Cuthbert Burbage, John Heminges, Augustine Phillips, Thomas Pope, and William Shakespeare himself. Constructed almost entirely of wood, there was no hope in extinguishing the flames, though it's easy to imagine people frantically tossing buckets of water and jugs of ale in hopes of a miracle.
Sadly, the original Globe was minimized to ash and rubble, but that would not be the end to this magnificent theatre's story. Within one year, it would be rebuilt on the same location
in time to reopen in June 1614. It would continue entertaining the people of Southwark for another twenty-eight years until its closure by the Puritans in 1642, in their attempt to rid sinful and ungodly pleasures from Londoners' lives. Along with all other theatres in London, it would be forcibly pulled down and destroyed for the second time a few years later between 1644-45.
...But of all the days to visit, I probably wouldn't choose 29 June 1613.