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Author Topic: Steampunk/Victorian Taboos  (Read 5875 times)
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« on: May 03, 2008, 07:57:24 am »

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I for one, occassionally shout MACBETH! out in bad plays.

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 09:15:45 am »

I can fill in where the "Scottish Play" one comes from. Apparently theatres in a perilous financial situation would often perform the play as it was a guaranteed sell-out. Actors, being a little superstitious and forever worried about losing their jobs would therefore try to avoid any discussion of the play, just in case!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 10:29:27 am »

i thought it was that so many accidents happened during Macbeth that it was seen as horribly unlucky, and some suggested that the three witches were actually casting spells..
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 10:32:47 am »

i thought it was that so many accidents happened during Macbeth that it was seen as horribly unlucky, and some suggested that the three witches were actually casting spells..

I thought that too, with productions ending up in strife due to broken legs, continuous cast illness, props going awry. The best example of shouting 'Macbeth!' turned up in Blackadder the Third, however.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 12:45:18 pm »

Hot potato, Orchestra stalls, Puck to make amends!

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 12:50:10 pm »

i thought it was that so many accidents happened during Macbeth that it was seen as horribly unlucky, and some suggested that the three witches were actually casting spells..

I thought that too, with productions ending up in strife due to broken legs, continuous cast illness, props going awry. The best example of shouting 'Macbeth!' turned up in Blackadder the Third, however.

Yeah... there was actually a young gentleman in a combined high schools production of Macbeth (that I wasn't directly involved in) who wound up in hospital after a rehearsal duel got a little too vigorous. I've never heard of that happening before.



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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 01:05:35 pm »

It's what the actors, Mossop and Keanrick, would chant whenever Blackadder said "Macbeth", which he did at every available oppurtunity.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 01:09:31 pm »



That should show what he means Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 11:10:40 pm »

Thanks to your link, Ms. Ella, I spent a very enjoyable section of morning flipping between sections of Blackadder. Thank you.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008, 12:02:08 am »

In other braches of manners, I am very much a proponent of not "bandying a woman's name", especially not in the mess. Damned bad form.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008, 03:34:38 am »

I must admit that I display a bit of ankle more often than not (hate tripping over those blasted floor-length skirts!), but as said ankle is generally covered by a stripey sock or a leather boot or both, I don't worry about it too much. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2008, 05:42:23 am »

I swear. How would swearing figure in polite society? Not very polite I imagine.
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2008, 11:26:47 am »

I swear. How would swearing figure in polite society? Not very polite I imagine.


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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2008, 04:42:30 pm »

I must admit that I display a bit of ankle more often than not (hate tripping over those blasted floor-length skirts!), but as said ankle is generally covered by a stripey sock or a leather boot or both, I don't worry about it too much. Cheesy

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2008, 06:41:29 pm »

We are a rogueish bunch here, aren't we? Wink
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2008, 02:55:59 am »

Ai, I do believe we are Mrs. Sullivan
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2008, 01:07:36 am »

I admit that I loathe wearing dresses and only do so when it is an absolute must. I much prefer trousers. I also have a habit of swearing like sailor.

Suddenly I feel like a savage  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2008, 08:16:23 am »

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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2008, 08:30:09 am »

I have always had a weird thing about showing bare ankles. Even when I was an exotic dancer years ago I would always wear boots even when I wasn't wearing much else.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2008, 11:58:21 am »

Im from Teeside so have an excuse, but tend to swear atleast once per few sentences, Im not even aware Im doing it most of the time.
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2008, 12:03:29 pm »

I swear like a demonically possessed trooper with a broken ankle.
I am reasonably depraved carnally.
And I regard most of the rules of etiquette as being retarded, pointless and demeaning.

Manners on the other hand . . .
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2008, 03:16:12 pm »

WARNING: spoilers for those faint of heart!

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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2008, 03:24:09 pm »

I used to have a rather bad cursing problem, but have worked very hard in the last few years to curb it, to almost complete success. It seems to me that if one is going to curse one might as well be imaginative with it, and relying on the same old four letter words reflects a lack of creativity.
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2008, 03:42:23 pm »

Or, as the crusty old headmaster in Alan Bennett's Forty Years On puts it, "Don't swear, boy;  it shows a lack of vocabulary."
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2008, 04:12:11 pm »

I have always had a weird thing about showing bare ankles. Even when I was an exotic dancer years ago I would always wear boots even when I wasn't wearing much else.
Now those are pics to put in the costume section  Grin

This is the taboo topic...right?   Cheesy
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