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    Purple Priestess

    and to superstition.

    You don't whistle in a theater, because it's bad luck. The real deal: the  men who rigged the theater houses (here lights and scenery were hung) were sailors. they whistled signals. A wrong signal, and someone could get injured or killed.

    didn't share a mirror, it was a distraction.

    "My case is alter'd, I must work for my living." Moll Cut-Purse, The Roaring Girl - 1612, England's First Actress

    by theRoaringGirl on Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 09:33:54 PM PDT

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