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 Posted: Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 03:39 am
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in media res


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This is not to pick on a particular actor. I like the actress and I leave out her name.

But, here is a quote from an actor who responded to me. I received a couple of others in a similar vein who also saw the show "Jeapordy.":

"Yeah, it’s disheartening, isn’t it? Last night, we watched (actresses' name), renowned Steppenwolf Company member, draw a total blank on the final "Jeopardy" question, which was something along the lines of "In which Shakespeare tragedy does the character of 'The Fool' play a prominent role?" She couldn’t even make a guess.

Sam Waterston, however, knew the answer was King Lear....."

From a bio of the actress:

"Actress graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate drama program in 1990. She became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's ensemble in Chicago, which was co-founded by her husband."

Now, her husband is a wonderful actor and director. No disparagement to either of them. I love both their work. This is not a question of talent. But of being informed. A Theatre Education. A cultural education.

Tisch School at NYU costs $40,000 grand a year. And they did not teach the Fool from King Lear? I went to a small undergraduate school that cost 1/5 the cost - accounting for inflation - and I knew the Fool from Lear and I was a Theater Major/History Minor.

What the heck has happened?

Now the real question is "Why were my friends watching Jeapordy!?"


in media res

Last edited on Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 02:44 pm by in media res