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Monday, May 21, 2007

Art Brut

posted by on May 21 at 11:28 AM

From The Shakespeare Riots by Nigel Cliff:

In 1849 more than 25 people were shot dead outside a New York City theater… Believe it or not, they were there to disrupt a performance by an actor they considered unworthy of playing Macbeth.

(Thanks for the tip, A.)

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i remember reading about that.

the guy was a hack - the tom cruise of his day.

Posted by maxsolomon | May 21, 2007 12:47 PM

And to think that some theatere groups in Seattle complain about critics walking out halfway through the show.

Posted by Gitai | May 21, 2007 2:46 PM

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