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SUPERSTITIONS

(Updated on 09/09/2014)

 

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  • The Scottish Play"and the The Bard's Play are euphemisms for William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The first is a reference to the play's Scottish setting, the second a reference to Shakespeare's popular nickname. According to a theatrical superstition, called the Scottishcurse, speaking the name Macbeth inside a theatre will cause disaster. A variation of the superstition forbids direct quotation of the play (except during rehearsals) while inside a theatre.
    Because of this superstition, the lead character is most often referred to as the Scottish King or Scottish Lord..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

'Macbeth'