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FAQ: Why cant we say the word MACBETH on stage? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 09:35
MacbethMacBeth is probably the most well known theatre superstition involves William Shakespeare's play.


The superstition follows that any company performing the play will be beset with horrible luck, ranging anywhere from strange and unusual accidents on the set to actual deaths within the company!

In fact, in many parts, it is not only the production of the play that will strike fear, but quoting from the play or even the mere mention of the name MacBeth inside a theatre, be it the stage, the house, the lobby, or especially the dressing rooms will lose a person acquainted with the stage nearly all his or her theatrical friends.

Some people smile and brush off the mention of MacBeth, but veteran stage actor know otherwise.