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Break a Leg

Content: Informant – “Break a leg is when you wish to wish an actor good luck in a theater. You can’t say good luck, you instead say break a leg.” Context: JK – “When did you first hear it?” Informant – “I heard it many years ago when I was performing and around stage people…. Continue Reading »

Theater Occupational Stereotype: Old Actress Versus Young Actress

Interview Extraction Informant: “And then the last story is supposedly from Tallulah Bankhead who was in a play with a fairly snippy young actress who was basically telling her that she was old and irrelevant and that the world belonged to the young. At to which Mrs. Bankhead replied: ‘Honey, I can out act you… Continue Reading »