Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Like It Or Not...

...Garrett at the Playgoer is pretty much right. He starts off with a bang:
In an age of mass-produced entertainment and culture, the work of theatre will always be disadvantaged in the marketplace because it cannot easily reproduce and commodify itself for mass consumption.
and then wraps it up:
I'm not saying theatre will die if it can't reproduce itself. I'm not saying it even can reproduce itself. But it will basically always be a loser artform in this economy--i.e. this country. And I mean "loser" in many ways.

So we better get used to it.
And in between...good, sobering stuff. You know what to do: RTWT.

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