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What did the flags on the globe theater represent?


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October 06, 2014 7:33PM

The Globe (and all Elizabethan theaters) used flags to advertise their play that day. The Globe used white flags to advertise that the play performed that day would be a comedy or of a light subject. Black flags advertised a tragedy, or play with dark subject matter such as death. Red flags indicated a play associated with blood, usually historical. Sometimes flags with pictures of the next scheduled pay would be flown.