Monday, July 30, 2012

The Hub Review: This is, like, chilling:

But she does remind me that what we often think of as theatre's great handicap in the digital age - that it's hard to record its essence, that it is essentially evanescent, that you have to be there to experience it - is, in some ways, a blessing in disguise. Theatre never depended on the business model that, for a time, so wildly expanded the music business (which is itself slowly being battered back into a dependence on live gigs for its very survival). Not that this model is a particularly healthy one - but at least Google and Microsoft aren't bleeding it dry. Although rest assured, I'm sure someone like Emily is dreaming of a way to destroy it, too.