Some theatre each day keeps the doctor away…

Culture Torture

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You know why boring theatre is so soul destroying?  It’s quite accurate, methinks, to describe a lot of television, and how valuable it is artistically, to simply the fact that it’s “better than doing nothing”.  (Though there’s many, many shows that far exceed that, obviously.)  And if it isn’t better than doing nothing, then you have the option of doing nothing – that is, you turn the TV off.  In theatre you don’t have that option.

It’s like Chinese water torture – the constant drip on the forehead.  If you know you can get up at any point and go play a video game or have something to eat, it’s much more easy to stand than if you’re strapped to a table and not being allowed to move, yes?

Finished the section on Shakespeare in my book today.  I assume I’ll keep reading (it’s going through all the same stuff, but slightly differently, or with different examples, or something like that), though.

I’d post some lines I wrote today, but now, at 2.30am in the morning, I find I’m overcoming with a certain embarrassment.  Very weird.


Written by epistemysics

May 14, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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