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June 26, 1601
Shakespeare's associates buy property: Bargain and Sale of a "tenement" in Blackfriars to Cuthbert and Richard Burbage, Vendor's copy
James Burbage died in 1597. His sons Richard and Cuthbert, who were principal shareholders of the Globe, inherited Blackfriars Theater from their father. In 1601, they purchased rooms adjacent to it. Their signatures on the “bargain and sale” indenture appear in the photo above.