Shakespeare’s Globe is planning to build an indoor Jacobean theatre to complement our world-famous open-air stage. The shell of this theatre already exists to the left of the Globe’s main foyer entrance. Shakespeare wrote for both types of playhouse and it was always the intention of Sam Wanamaker to create an indoor Jacobean theatre alongside the outdoor theatre.
The theatre had an upper stage, called the apron, that allowed the people in the pit, dubbed groundlings to watch plays also. Above the stage flew a flag that indicates what type of play was being performed. Red was a history play, white meant a comedy, and black was a tragedy.
As Shakespeare inteded it!@ Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Southwark, London, UK