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Traditional Practice: Whistling in a Theater

Main Piece:  “Okay, so the first story I’ve got is something that I encountered working in the theatre in Germany. And I, for some reason, when I don’t think about it, whistle. And I remember being in the theater and without consciously doing it I was whistling going down the halls and one of the… Continue Reading »

Gertrude the Theater Ghost

Main Piece: Here is a transcription of my (CB) interview with my informant (AH). AH: “So when I was at Salinas High, I was very active in theater. And the first year of my theater program, the older classmen have always told the freshmen about gertrude who is our theater ghost. And I kinda thought… Continue Reading »