Friday, February 17, 2012

RE: Professional vs. Amateur

Here's a proposal:  Let's drop the whole Professional vs. Amateur thing.

Instead, let's talk about novices, journeymen, gatekeepers, and contenders.

While we're at it, let's stop talking about Equity waiver, LORT, and Broadway.  Let's talk about flyweights, welterweights, and heavyweights.

"Invite the people to the circus! And here they are allowed to sit in shirtsleeves and place bets. And they don’t have to watch out for emotional shakeups and agree with the newspapers, but they watch how a man succeeds or fails, how he is oppressed or how he triumphs, and they remember their own struggle from this morning."
- Brecht
It's all entertainment.

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