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Curse on Macbeth?So what's up with the whole superstition on this play? Is it really a...

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vn5472 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted December 22, 2007 at 9:35 AM via web

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Curse on Macbeth?

So what's up with the whole superstition on this play? Is it really a curse of just bad luck? I want your opinions, i'm writing my first research paper and I need some ideas.

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted December 22, 2007 at 3:20 PM (Answer #2)

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It is pretty interesting to note that bad luck seems to have followed the production of the "Scottish play," and we all know that it only takes a couple of instances before the idea that the play is cursed becomes something like urban legend.  Check the link below for more information on this.  I'd like to say that I think the whole thing is balderdash, but then I may want to direct the play sometime in the future, and I would hate to be cursed myself! :)

http://pretallez.com/onstage/theatre/broadway/macbeth/macbeth_curse.html

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 12, 2012 at 3:43 AM (Answer #4)

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When I put on a performance last year, I called it "The Scottish Play" because my dad was in theater and he is absolutely convinced that the play is cursed.  I used it as a hook to draw kids in, but some of them took it very seriously.  Is it real?  Maybe not.  Is it fun?  Oh, yes!  It adds an element of mystery and goofiness to the otherwise bloody (and still goofy) play.

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