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Article: School show on hold after boys injured
« on: Apr 07, 2016, 12:00 am »
It appears a private school in New Zealand was doing Sweeney Todd - and two boys' necks were actually injured. Yikes.

This site seems to have the most information right now, saying it was a knife wrapped in duct tape: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11618132

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Re: Article: School show on hold after boys injured
« Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2016, 12:09 am »
how many effing times does this have to happen???
You will have to sing for your supper & your mortgage, your dental coverage & your children's shoes, over & over again while people in desk jobs roll their eyes the minute you start to complain. So it's a good thing you like to sing.

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Re: Article: School show on hold after boys injured
« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2016, 11:18 pm »
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"It was deemed important to make it as realistic as possible."

I think that quotes sums it up: so many times people are obsessed with "realism," rather than acknowledging the hyperrealism of theatre and letting things be suggested.

It reminds me of a great moment in one of my technical classes in college when my professor reminded us that theatre isn't real. It's not meant to be real. It's meant to be a suggestion of a reality that the audience accepts.
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