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Strange Theatre Superstitions That Are Still Alive

There have been a range of different myths and superstitions that have plagued theatre for many years. Most stemming from the olden days of theatre, it’s surprising to see that some of these myths are still alive and well.

Thespians can be surprisingly superstitious folk, this could be as they were trained to be that way, or just a clutch for anything that could prevent mishaps on stage. Regardless of why, there are some pretty strange superstitions which are ongoing until today.

The Oldest Theatres Around The World

Mankind has long had a fascination with the theatrical. From the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Romans, putting on live performances was a way to keep the people entertained, especially during years when life was difficult for the public. Not only did it improve morale, but it added a layer of culture to the region that was missing beforehand.

Actors You Didn’t Know Have Been On Broadway

For so long, it was thought that an actor was either a stage actor or a film actor. Many did not believe in crossing over from one to the other because there is quite the difference in the technique required to pull off convincing performances.

While the emotion and character depth might be the same, theater is so much bigger and film is so much smaller.

The World’s Greatest Stage Actors Of All Time

We’ve become used to the names on the big screen, often made up of famous actors and actresses in the latest Hollywood blockbuster. But before modern Hollywood had taken over the entertainment world, many people preferred to go out and watch live performances, such as the great theatre acts that have been put on around the world for countless decades.

Many consider theatre acting as some of the most difficult, usually because it requires learning every single line and doing the entire performance almost completely without stopping, although this can depend on the length.