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Re: Flags over Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2166  Tuesday, 7 December 1999.

From:           Vince Locke <
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Date:           Monday, 06 Dec 1999 11:54:59 PST
Subject: 10.2153 Q: Flags over Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2153 Q: Flags over Globe

>When a flag was flown outside the Globe Theater what did Black - Red -
>White
>
>Mean? I am at a lost.... comedy, History, tragedy
>
>Jeannie

Since theatres were forbidden from advertising their plays, they raised
flags from their roofs that signified what sort of play was being
performed that day: white was comedy, black was tragedy, and red was
history.

Vince Locke
Eastern Michigan University
 

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