"Break a Leg!"
A Treasury of Theatre Traditions and Superstitions
. . . is a fascinating compendium of facts and fancies about theatre life, exploring the origin of the colorful traditions and superstitions that are as vital a part of theatre as the plays onstage.
Includes entries on:
Cats, Candles & Curtains • Peacock, Mirrors & Make-up • The Gypsy Robe Flowers, Jewelry & Thread • The Ghost Light • Opening Night
Why Is It Called “the Green Room”? • Don’t Quote the Scottish Play!
St. Genesius & Other Saintly Aids to Actors • Unusual Theatre Terms
Famous Actors and Their Superstitions • Bad Dress, Good Show
Stage Turkeys and the Notorious Broadway Moose • Theatre Ghosts
Edmund Kean's Most Peculiar Charm • Who the Heck Is Walter Plinge?
. . . and much more!
What goes on behind the curtain is often as fascinating as what happens before the audience.
Read on and enter a world of mystery and magic!