At three o'clock in the afternoon of the cold first Monday in March, 1601, a red flag rose, and a trumpet
sounded thrice, from a little gabled turret protruding up out of a large wooden building in a field in that part of
Southwark known as the Bankside and bordering on the Thames west of London Bridge. This rude edifice, or
enclosure, was round (not like its successor, hexagonal) in shape; was in great part roofless; was built on a
brick and stone foundation, and was encircled by a ditch for drainage. It was, in fact, the Globe Theatre; and
the flag and trumpet meant...