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12 New Shakespeare Superstitions

Theater superstitions have us believe that it is bad luck to say
“Macbeth” in a theater. Instead, we’re forced to call Macbeth “The Scottish Play.” This is all well and good, but what if superstitions develop around Shakespeare’s other plays? We don’t have alternate names for these works…  Until now!



1. The Tempest

The Windy and Rainy Play

2. The Comedy of Errors

The #Fail Play

3. Hamlet

The Longest Play

4. Much Ado About Nothing

The Seinfeld Play

5. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Cartoon-That-Plays-In-Your-Head-While-You’re-Sleeping Around the Middle of July Play

6. The Taming of the Shrew

The 10 Things I Hate About You Play

7. Twelfth Night

The Eleventh Night Part Two Play

8. Richard III

The Second-Longest-Play Play

9. Romeo and Juliet

The West Side Story Play

10. King Lear

The Crazy Old Dude and Greedy Daughters Play

11. Antony and Cleopatra

The Togas and Pyramids Play

12. Othello

The Not Macbeth Play


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