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Re: 'The Scottish Play
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2179  Friday, 14 September 2001

From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Sep 2001 10:02:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.2155 Re: 'The Scottish Play'
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2155 Re: 'The Scottish Play'

The bizarre ritual regarding the saying of Macbeth is as follows:

Basically, to attempt to ward off the evil effects of the curse, one
turns around (much like Joseph Fiennes's superstition of writing in
Shakespeare In Love) and one must recite the quote from Much Ado that
goes something like: "May good times and happy thoughts attend upon
you".

I don't know why but Much Ado is considered the play that can never go
wrong, much like Macbeth is the cursed play.

Brian Willis - "amateur actor" as well a Shakespeare scholar  :)

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