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Macbeth???

what's a possible theseis for the curse of this play??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Many actors are superstitious, mainly due to being in an insecure profession. Anything that coincides with a failing play or a bad turnout for a theatre is bound to get blamed. My English teacher theorised that Macbeth was a common choice for failing theatre companies, as it's a well-known play with themes of ambition, murder, black magic and revenge - but since the theatre companies were failing, many that put on Macbeth went bankrupt anyway. Since it's a play with witches and treason, it's a more likely candidate than, say, The Merchant of Venice, for causing bad luck to those who speak its name.

    (Incidentally, there's no incest in this play, sweetdog67 is probably thinking of Hamlet, in which a man marries his brother's wife)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Are you referring to the belief that the play is unlucky? There is no other superstition as well known in the theatre world as that of the "curse of Macbeth."

    Given its shocking history of disorder and death, actors have come to the logical conclusion that Macbeth is unlucky.

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  • 4 years ago

    on the spot conflict. Boy MacBeth you're gonna be large, yet long term era Banquo is gonna be greater significant than you. right now its shown that those appropriate buddies at the instant are not continuously going to be appropriate buddies.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The broadscale absurdity of ridiculous superstitions?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The murders thm selves, not to mention the incest.. Ghosts are very vengful...

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