Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Random Thought:
Not Seeing a Play at the Theater Because You Read It

How many times have you ever heard people smugly say that they didn't see a movie because they "read the book." You can hear the condescension in their tone at the very idea of having to do something as low-brow as watching a movie.

But have you ever heard people say that they didn't go see a play in the theater because they "read the play?" I've never heard anyone say that.It would sound idiotic, for example, to refuse to watch a Shakespeare play in the theater because you "read it."


  1. I like telling people that I didn't have to pay $12 to watch a movie because I read about it on Wikipedia.

  2. And yet you watch plays on PBS.