Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:90
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9780996788953

"Break a Leg!" A Treasury of Theatre Traditions and Superstitions

by Lisa Bansavage and L.E. McCullough

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview
Ever wondered why actors don’t wear green onstage? Or never wish each other “good luck”? Or avoid whistling in the dressing room? Or refuse to mention a certain Shakespeare play by name? “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 • Flowers, Jewelry & Thread • The Gypsy Robe • 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 • Stage Turkeys and the Notorious Broadway Moose • Theatre Ghosts . . . and much more. “BREAK A LEG!” A TREASURY OF THEATRE TRADITIONS AND SUPERSTITIONS is the perfect Opening Night gift for your favorite theatre friends or for anyone interested in theatre life and lore.
Description
Ever wondered why actors don’t wear green onstage? Or never wish each other “good luck”? Or avoid whistling in the dressing room? Or refuse to mention a certain Shakespeare play by name? “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 • Flowers, Jewelry & Thread • The Gypsy Robe • 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 • Stage Turkeys and the Notorious Broadway Moose • Theatre Ghosts . . . and much more. “BREAK A LEG!” A TREASURY OF THEATRE TRADITIONS AND SUPERSTITIONS is the perfect Opening Night gift for your favorite theatre friends or for anyone interested in theatre life and lore.
About the author

LISA BANSAVAGE is an actress whose career comprises Broadway, Off Broadway, regional theatre, film, television and national commercial credits including "Master Class", "A Man for All Seasons", "The Grapes of Wrath", "Grace & Glorie", "Mastergate", "Red Scare on Sunset", "The Changeling", "The Country Wife", "A View from the Bridge", "The Beauty Queen of Leenane", "The Sisters Rosenweig", "Night of the Iguana", "A Time to Kill", "Married to the Mob, "Three Men and a Baby", "The Fisher King", "Diary of Anne Frank", "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom", "The Loman Family Picnic", "Law and Order/Criminal Intent" and a third of the full Shakespearean canon as well as a role opposite Sir Anthony Quayle in the BBC-London production of "An Exchange of Gifts". She is a proud graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University’s theatre conservatory and holds a Masters in Theatre from the University of Pittsburgh where she was the Merrill Fellow. Today, she utilizes her theatrical skills and stage experience pursuing a successful career as an Interfaith minister and ceremonial officiant – see www.revbansavage.com.


Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.

This site uses cookies. Continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings means that you consent to those cookies to enhance site navigation and the overall user experience. Learn more about our privacy policy or learn more about how to turn off cookies.