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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Quote of the Day II

“By giving Shakespeare away for free, it has become inaccessible for many...Tell someone they have to wait six to 36 hours in line for a ticket and it erases 90% of population that would have considered going.”

-Oskar Eustis, Public Theatre, on the cunundrum of "free" Shakespeare in the Park.

Glad you've seen the light Mr. E!


Anonymous said...

It was never free -- it simply traded cash price for opportunity cost, which affluent NYCers could afford to hire others, to pay. Those who got tickets obviously didn't have to work that day, so they're losing, at most, hundreds of dollars per hour to do that.

Matthew said...

That's why they need something like "Shakespeare In The Projects".