Saturday, February 23, 2008

Potent Quotables: On Heston and "The Scottish Play"

Within's illuminating article on the so-called "curse of Macbeth", this little tidbit stands out:

"On the opening night of a production (of Macbeth) in Bermuda in 1953, the burning-castle scene got out of control, causing the audience to flee, and the lead -- Charlton Heston -- to get burned in the groin."

I wonder if the theater smelled of baked ham afterward ...

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