September 2, 2016

Entry Number #3 of Countdown to the Classical Theatre of Harlem Production of FIT FOR A QUEEN

Often, the same word in English is used very differently.

For example, let’s take the word “occupation.”

It means job.

It also means military control of a civilian population by a more powerful foreign  power.

Another example is the word “cast.”

What does it mean to cast a dye?

A spell?

A play?

Does one particular way we use a word 

color

how we view the other seeming unrelated ways also we use it?

Freud would say it did on a subconscious level

(right?).

Elia Kazan definitely said much of his job as a director was casting. 

(I would argue he also did much of what wasn’t his job, which included acting like a scared little lily-livered beyach and naming names for the House on Un-American Activities when he could have instead used like his power and visibility to support the Group Theatre artists who lost their livelihoods and careers due to daring to flirt with radical politics. But, that’s a rant for a differ...

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