Thursday, April 20, 2006

Product plug

Editor Mark Young was kind enough to send me a copy of "The World Alamanc Book of Records," which is now available in stores and on I researched and wrote nine of its spread-length entries, on some of my favorite things: Broadway musicals, Hollywood boxoffice, and dinosaurs (I'm an eternal youngster on the latter subject). I suppose I broke new ground in tabulating stats on music videos and reality TV, which I can only assume will get crazier in the coming years. The 504-page hardcover volume is amply illustrated with black-and-white photos and reads like potato chips get eaten once you dig in. Work on a second edition has begun. Move over, Guinness--you've got company.


Blogging One's Own Trinkets said...

I am not much of a theatre man, but recently suggested to a theatre repertory in Mysore, where I live, that they must consider webcsting a play for the global audience. What do you, as a theatre personality, think? I am a journalist-writer.

Robert Cashill said...

Thanks for writing. Except for film and TV adaptations, of course, I've never watched a play anywhere except a theater, with a live audience. [Nor have I ever watched a downloaded movie.] I think there's a lot to consider re: a webcast, not just technical issues (the tech is improving) but budget, marketing, etc. Should they film the piece live, and present it as a streaming video, or minus an audience, and put it out there as a download? I don't have an answer, but I'd be curious to see it if it makes the web.