Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Theatre is unique...or...Fun with Stats!

I’m not really a stats guy.  

When I’m in a bar and hear two guys talking about the wins/losses and player stats for the Stillers (The Steelers for all you non-yinzers), I get lost in the haze of numbers. 

I’m also not the kind of person who likes to stare at charts or deal with Excel.

I do, however, like to track what gets the most hits on this site and see what the most popular posts are.

And here’s the fun thing, the most read post is "What Makes Theatre So Unique."

In fact, here’s something fun to try—open up google and type “What makes theatre unique”. 

Fighting the Void is the first hit.

Crazy? Right?  

Of all the sites in the world, this place is the go to for how theatre is unique.  What's even more interesting is that this post is a recap of Thornton Wilder's essay.  And Thornton Wilder isn't even the first hit--this site is...

Which does make me feel like I'm cheating and perhaps I should write some posts with my own thoughts about the uniqueness of live theatre in the future.  

So stay tuned for more content on that topic...

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