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Originally posted by Thunda
Great thread- very interesting.
The older, Scottish lady in the 'Drury Odd Voice clip' quite clearly says "It was mine". The sound before just sounds like a moan or a "Uh"
I live in Dundee, Scotland- one of the strongest Scottish dialects, and it sounds local to this area or Fife.edit on 28-7-2012 by Thunda because: (no reason given)
Shakespeare's play Macbeth is said to be cursed, so actors avoid saying its name (the euphemism "The Scottish Play" is used instead). Actors also avoid even quoting the lines from Macbeth before a performance, particularly the Witches' incantations. Outside of a theatre and after a performance the play can be spoken of openly. If an actor speaks the name "Macbeth" in a theatre prior to a performance, he or she is required to leave the theatre building, spin around three times, spit, curse, and then knock to be allowed back in. There are several possible origins for this superstition. One is the assumption that the song of the Weird Sisters is an actual spell that will bring about evil spirits. Another is that there is more swordplay in it than most other Shakespeare plays, and the more swordplay must be rehearsed and performed, the more chances there are for someone to get injured. Yet another idea is that the play is often run by theatres that are in debt and looking to increase patronage. Another superstition is the belief that the Globe Theatre was burned down during a performance of Macbeth, but it is revealed that this was actually during a performance of Henry VIII.
There is also a legend that the play itself was cursed because the first time it was ever performed, the actor playing Macbeth died shortly before or after the production (accounts vary). Another version of this legend claims that it was the actor who played Lady Macbeth who died during the play's first production run and that Shakespeare himself had to assume the role. There is no evidence that either version of this legend is factual.
Another legend claims that the original production of the play used actual witches and witchcraft, and so the play is cursed.
Originally posted by PeaNice
You have miscellaneous sounds and a few visual anomalies. Some of the sounds appear to be humanlike and conversive. Am I missing anything, generally?