Dragaera and Shakespeare [Spoiler for POTD]

Ruhlen, Rachel Louise (UMC-Student) RuhlenR at missouri.edu
Thu Feb 20 19:58:05 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Olson - SunPS [mailto:Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 6:36 PM
> To: dragaera at dragaera.info; jhereg69 at earthlink.net
> Subject: Re: Dragaera and Shakespeare [Spoiler for POTD]
> > Chris Olson - SunPS wrote:
> > > Chris (Who, as an actor, has NO problem mentioning Macbeth in a 
> > > theater house, and gets a certain morbid pleasure out of it....:)
> > 
> > Is that some sort of acting faux pas?
> Well, I know I've been threatened with saying it backstage.
> So, yeah.  Along with a couple of other theater faux pas like 
> whistling back stage.  (Why would anyone care, unless it's 
> during a performance, if I whistle back stage?)

I remember an episode of _Murder She Wrote_ where that was explained.
Whistling was the way they signalled when to raise & lower curtains.
Heavy sandbags were involved and accidents could happen if someone
carelessly whistled and that was interpreted as a signal.

Someone, who remembers the darnedest things but can't always recall her
own name, oh yeah it's Rachel