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Ghost walk

Posted by ESC on October 24, 2003

In Reply to: Help posted by jandolph on October 24, 2003

: I am looking for the origin and meaning of the phrase "ghost walk" in theatre meaning to get paid. I have heard it many times and have no earthly clue as to where it might have come from or why it comes to have that particular meaning. Any ideas out there?

I have a vague recollection of a discussion where someone said it's a reference to the ghost of Hamlet's father.