The Scottish play and introducing publishing (was Venomous sheep)

Otter Perry ottertee at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 11 19:14:52 EDT 2003



Jon Noble wrote:
> 
> --- Otter Perry <ottertee at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Jon Noble wrote:
> > >
> > > At a conference last weekend author Geoffrey
> > > McSwimming (how well known is he outside Oz?)
> > betrayed
> > > his thespian background by making about 20
> > references
> > > to Macbeth without ever refering to by name. Maybe
> > we
> > > should start putting "Scottish Play alert" in the
> > > subject line.
> >
> > Did he refer to the Scottish Play?  Many actors do,
> > because it's unlucky to name it.
> 
> Yes, several times he said "the Scottish Play", other
> references were more oblique. I suspect that it was a
> bit of an affectation as it did not have a great deal
> to do with his talk which was mostly on the publishing
> industry.

He may just be so used to doing it that he does it no 
matter what the context.
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