The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2362 Tuesday, 16 October 2001
From: Martin Steward <
Date: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2001 10:32:23 +0100
Subject: Re: "The Scottish Play"
Comment: SHK 12.2242 Re: "The Scottish Play"
On an edition of The Weakest Link featuring contestants who were actors
in the soap opera Eastenders, one of the questions required the answer,
"Macbeth". The contestant hesitated before offering, "The Scottish
Play". Ann Robinson was merciless in her refusal to accept this answer.
Therefore, this should stand as an example of an actor's refusal to say
"Macbeth" resulting in bad luck.
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