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1 Macbeth The Scottish Play

2 Superstition?

3 History. Bad Luck to use the name. Other names used Really important in a performance of the play Okay in other

4 But Why? Witches cast real spells More chance of harm with violent acts Used by struggling theatres The first actor who played him died Lady Macbeth died in a first performance and cursed the play It reveals witches’ secrets Used actual knowledge of witches and witchcraft

5 But still there is more! real spells are cast in the three witches scene. Productions of Macbeth are said to have been plagued with accidents. According to the superstition, Shakespeare got a few of the lines from an actual coven of witches and when they saw the play they were greatly offended and cursed the play

6 The Remedies the person who spoke it leave, perform traditional cleansing The rituals include turning three times, spitting over one's left shoulder, swearing, or reciting a line from another of Shakespeare's plays. Popular lines for this purpose include, "Angels and ministers of grace defend us" (Hamlet 1.IV),Hamlet "If we shadows have offended" (A Midsummer Night's Dream 5.ii), and "Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you" (The Merchant of Venice, 3.IV).A Midsummer Night's DreamThe Merchant of Venice

7 How true is it all? Parodies abound full movie


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