Originsedit]. Urbane Irish nationalist Robert Wilson Lynd published an article, "A
Defence of Superstition", in the 1 October 1921 edition ...
Nov 13, 2012 ... Like many popular sayings and terms, the origin of “break a leg” is nebulous and
disputed. The term “break a leg” was used originally, many ...
Break a leg - the meaning and origin of this saying.
Break a Leg - some possible derivations. ... Popular etymology derives the
phrase from the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth, the
If you are backstage and want to fill the cast and crew with extreme dread, all you have to do is shout, "Good luck!"
They believe it is bad luck to say "good luck" to a performer, especially on opening night.
So, if one says "good luck" by accident or by choice there... More »
What do you mean 'Break a leg'? Theatre folk are a superstitious breed! There
are several well-known traditions still observed today, here are their origins… 1.
Jul 12, 2011 ... Frequently, before going on stage, someone will say "break a leg" to an actor,
which is a peculiar acting saying meaning "good luck!" How did ...
Mar 15, 2013 ... The exact origin of “break a leg” isn't clear. The phrase is similar to a German
saying “hals und beinbruch”, meaning “neck and leg break.
Good luck! as in Play well, Rob—break a leg! The origin of this imperative to a
performer about to go onstage is unclear; it may have been a translation of the ...
Jun 7, 2003 ... The theatrical tradition of telling an actor about to go on stage to 'break a leg',
may have its origin in a German phrase borrowed from Hebrew.