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Double, double, toil and… broken legs

Theatre people are a superstitious bunch. For good reasons too: throughout history, being involved in performance, especially as an actor, has come with its own unique set of dangers and difficulties, from being thrown out of the 15th century church to being thrown into the 21st century job market, life on stage is full of insecurities. Eva de Valk takes a look at some of the hundreds of theatrical superstitions used to combat these insecurities. The most well-known of course, ...

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