There were supposedly some mishaps on the set of the 1987 horror film Opera, which contained cuts of Verdi's Macbeth....so soundstages are not immune! Muahahaha!davey wrote: ↑Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:19 pmI expect Alex would accept it (not for the character or Lady Macbeth), but I hope he'd scoff at the silly superstition - which in any case, only applies in the theater...not in a TV studio.pinkfreud wrote: ↑Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:03 pmI have a background in amateur theater. During my orientation in the Green Room, someone (not me) asked Maggie whether "the Scottish play" would be accepted for "Macbeth." She laughed and said that Alex would probably say "be more specific." The correct response to my own FJ turned out to be "Lady Macbeth." Want to bet that if I'd gotten cute and written "who is the Lady in the Scottish Play?" I would have gotten a laugh and a loss?
Maybe he wouldn't scoff...in this game he used the euphemism himself...Oh, Alex!
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?g ... ttish+play+
But, yeah, I'm not superstitious. But knowing cultural traditions is important - and the superstition has been referenced in J! clues just earlier this season.
In fact, my original question has almost been answered:
#6792, aired 2014-03-11 GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY $1600: Before midnight, the stage ran red as Ethan Hawke opened as this tragic thane in 2013
Arthur Chu gives both responses, and says it's bad luck (because he's a v.o. artist).