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MacBeth For Idiots

Hardmore College 1974

“Why am I even in his stupid play”? asked Roger. “I hate MacBeth”.

There were gasps from the other performers.

“What”?

“You never say that word in the theater”!, exclaimed Pricilla. “It’s bad luck”.

“Yeah”, agreed Jim. “REALLY bad luck. You call it The Scottish Play. You just jinxed us BIG TIME”!

“That’s ridiculous”, he said. “How come I’ve never heard that before?… and jinx us how?

“1t’s well known”, claimed Eunice, who played Lady MacBeth. “The results can be catastrophic, and in some cases deadly. Theaters have burned down. Actors have died. All because somebody said that name”.

“So we’re doomed”, scoffed Roger.

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