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the ghost walks

An expression used in theater to explain that actors will perform because they have been assured of payment. The phrase possibly originated when an actor playing Hamlet's father (who appears in Hamlet as a ghost) refused to act unless he was paid. The ghost walks today because we all just got paid!
See also: ghost, walk

the ghost walks

money is available and salaries will be paid.
This expression has been explained in theatrical phrasebooks by the story that an actor playing the ghost of Hamlet's father refused to ‘walk again’ until the cast's overdue salaries had been paid.
See also: ghost, walk
References in classic literature ?
His ghost walks in torment until he can tell it-- and the living persons related to him are the persons who feel he is near them.
Shiverpool Historic Ghost Walks, Suite 120D, 0151 709 2030, - Thu, Oct 29, PS14.
It makes a wonderful nature reserve (I once saw a toad sitting on the grave) and it is no doubt fun for the participants on the Llandaff ghost walks who are warned to wear sensible shoes, but are we really so poor that our cemeteries have been allowed to get into such a poor condition?
She discusses constructing haunted destinations: an analysis of ghosts on television, in travel literature, and in the museum; discourses and enactments of belief and transformation on ghost walks and commercial ghost hunts; staging ghost hunts; the roles of knowledge, expertise, and science in ghost tourism; encountering the ghostly: mediumship, populism, and the articulation of amateur expertise; discourses of authenticity, national belonging, and difference; and the populist logic of haunted heritage and its consequences.
Steve Taylor said: "I run the Newcastle ghost walks and each you we do a massive Halloween event in the oldest part of Newcastle.
He has taken centre stage in many of the hotel's numerous productions - including the popular medieval banquets, murder mystery nights, music hall, ghost walks and scheduled pre-dinner entertainments.
The 47-year-old, who organises ghost walks as part of Wales History and Hauntings, said: "There are more sightings and reports of ghosts in Wales then anywhere else in the British Isles.
There will also be ghost walks and a ghost story writing course at Oakwell Hall in November.
Everyone thinks that Michael's ghost walks around the house," the Daily Star quoted one of his neighbours as saying.
To be honest, I'm not scary enough to conduct a decent ghost walk, but then, I've been on other ghost walks (notably in York), where the only frightening thing is the price.
The cost is pounds 6 per person and ghost walks set out from Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre from 5.
Professor Midnight will lead spine-tingling ghost walks and there will also be a Halloween trail with prizes.
Details 01248 353084 6 Ghost Walks, Saturday, Bodelwyddan Castle, from 6pm Members of the castle's paranomal investigations team guide you through spooky tours.