Saturday, August 06, 2005

Who's in New York?

The NYC Fringe Festival will host a one-woman play about copy editing. That’s right, grammarians. Your dreams are all about to happen. For those for whom the trees are the forest, the Elements of Style by Wendy Weiner will be a once in a lifetime experience. The website for the play declares, "find the mistakes on this website and win the respect of the creators of this show." Ah, sweet Jesus!

The play will run August 12 through 27, 2005, in New York City. It depicts the writer's experience as a copy editor at Conde Nast, including the "beauty of well-placed punctuation."


The play's Web site.
(Via Blogcritics.org)

7 Comments:

At 5:34 PM, August 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said there's a website? What is it?

 
At 8:06 PM, August 09, 2005, Blogger lislemck said...

Visit www.geocities.com/elementsofstylefringenyc/main.html

This comment brought to you by a copyeditor become a librarian...

Dagnabbit, Blogger won't wrap URL properly. If I ruled the world, this would not be so.

 
At 10:33 PM, August 10, 2005, Blogger Bill said...

I just bought tickets.

 
At 11:05 AM, August 11, 2005, Blogger cl said...

Ms. Stockdale,
This is off-topic, but Rep. Jerry Moran is in our newsroom, and he has a godawful loud voice.

gaaaaaah!

 
At 11:42 AM, August 20, 2005, Blogger Daryl said...

On the depiction copyeditors - wasn't the titular character in Kissing Jessica Stein a copyeditor?

 
At 11:12 PM, August 20, 2005, Blogger Bill said...

And the Drew Barrymore character in "Never Been Kissed."

 
At 2:17 AM, August 22, 2005, Anonymous Mark said...

And the Clint Howard character in "The Paper."

And boy, did that Web site have plenty of mistakes. I'm sure they were all intentional ...

 

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