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Theatre Superstitions, continued

October 22, 2012

The other night at the Globe a woman introduced herself in the lobby and made reference to a recent blog post that consisted of a list of theatre superstitions.  She then shared one of her own and asked me to share it with you. Here it is. “Never send carnations to an actor. ” Why not? ” In the 1800s when actors in England were employed by theatres the year ’round, if management was planning to extend your contract, you could count on a bouquet of roses.  If you got carnations instead, it was a sign that you were about to lose your job”

Interesting. Any others out there? Pass them along.

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Nick Miliokas is a freelance writer and editor based in Regina. You can reach him by email at

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