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Professor Katherine Scheil on the Macbeth Curse

Professor Scheil talked with MPR about historical origins for the belief that productions of "the Scottish play" will be cursed. Possible causes include the occult content in the play, economics, and the play itself: "You know the play has a lot of violence and a lot of sword play. . . . And a lot of scenes in the dark, which increases the possibility for something to go wrong." A production of Macbeth opened last weekend at the Guthrie Theater.