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"Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new world's record! Hamlet in 5 minutes, 42 seconds!!" (crowd goes wild)
Anybody who's ever gone to a play knows they're pure
torture. The only entertaing aspect is seeing how long
can go without looking at your watch to see how long
you get the leave.
But what if there were an exciting aspect to live theater
productions that might make them somewhat
Introducing "Speed Play Theater".
The goal of the players would be to get through the play,
that is, reciting every line CLEARLY and to finish as fast
possible shooting for a new record. A graphic at the top
the stage would illustrate a timer bar with the old record
shown at the right. As the play proceeds, the bar
from left to right showing how close they're getting to
old record. If they pass the old one, a foghorn sounds
the play is over. If they beat the record, confetti and
music plays, streamers drop from the ceiling and the
record is flashed on the graphic.
Only after I posted the idea did I find this.
II think it's in our DNA to want to get through plays quickly. [doctorremulac3, Jan 29 2020]
||Harold Pinter must be spinning in his grave ... abruptly stopping for no apparent reason, then starting again.
||Clearly you've never gone to see The Goat, or Who is Sylvia
||I probably sold this wrong. I should have said
"Everybody loves plays, but what if there were a
competition to see how quickly the actors could
recite their lines? Wouldn't that be great?"