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Life imitating art…

Finally, contact lenses that give one anime eyes…

Get ’em here.

As we just say no to Lasix, we might recall that it was on this date in 1057– Napoleon’s birthday, in 1769– that King Macbeth I of Scotland, the last Celtic king of Scotland, was killed by Malcolm, the son of Duncan whom Macbeth had killed in 1040… and the scene was set for “The Scottish Play.”*

* It is considered bad luck to refer to refer to Shakespeare’s tragedy by name unless the play is actually being produced.  While “The Scottish Play” is the most common euphemism, “That Play” and “The Unmentionable” are also recognized alternatives.

Any actor using the “M” word in a dressing room should immediately leave the room, turn around three times, break wind or spit, knock on the door and ask permission to re-enter. Alternatively, (and less cumbersomely) the line “Angels and ministers of grace defend us” (Hamlet 1.iv) can be quoted.

– Cassell’s Companion To Theatre, 1997

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August 15, 2008 at 1:01 am

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