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(WFTV Orlando)   Racial slur causes school to cancel offensive play. FARK: "To Kill a Mockingbird"   (wftv.com) divider line 116
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2010-11-05 09:51:01 AM
the irony is, the decision was made by the Harper Valley PTA.
 
2010-11-05 10:30:56 AM
The theater director at Flagler Palm Coast High School, Ed Koczergo, says the problem is the N-word. Koczergo says the word can't be removed from the script because of copyright laws.

Huh?
 
2010-11-05 10:36:10 AM
Pocket Ninja: The theater director at Flagler Palm Coast High School, Ed Koczergo, says the problem is the N-word. Koczergo says the word can't be removed from the script because of copyright laws.

Huh?


Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.
 
2010-11-05 10:39:39 AM
HenryFnord: Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.

Hm. OK. Well wouldn't there be other ways around that? Like, have the actor mumble that one word or "forget" to say it or something?
 
2010-11-05 11:15:14 AM
Why are people so stupid?
 
2010-11-05 11:15:47 AM
Pocket Ninja: HenryFnord: Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.

Hm. OK. Well wouldn't there be other ways around that? Like, have the actor mumble that one word or "forget" to say it or something?


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2010-11-05 11:16:14 AM
Pocket Ninja: HenryFnord: Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.

Hm. OK. Well wouldn't there be other ways around that? Like, have the actor mumble that one word or "forget" to say it or something?


Or say "necker" instead (speech impediments are such a pain).
 
2010-11-05 11:16:22 AM
Pocket Ninja: HenryFnord: Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.

Hm. OK. Well wouldn't there be other ways around that? Like, have the actor mumble that one word or "forget" to say it or something?


Quite the linguistic dilemma -- how does one discuss a topic when you can't use any of the language relevant to it?
 
2010-11-05 11:16:26 AM
Pocket Ninja: HenryFnord: Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.

Hm. OK. Well wouldn't there be other ways around that? Like, have the actor mumble that one word or "forget" to say it or something?


or, they could try not being thundering morons and have the kid say the word.
 
2010-11-05 11:16:38 AM
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2010-11-05 11:16:44 AM
How can you present a play about racial prejudice without the language that was the most obvious expression of that prejudice?

The speech nannies make fools of themselves again.
 
2010-11-05 11:17:47 AM
This makes me sad.

/and stabby
 
2010-11-05 11:18:21 AM
WhatAWhich: Reeeeeeeeally?

/attractive and successful African-American, attractive and successful African-American, attractive and successful African-American!


Dammit. Et tu Fark?
It's just a word. Words don't mean anything unless you let them. Honestly.
 
2010-11-05 11:18:58 AM
Chiffarobe?
 
2010-11-05 11:18:58 AM
At least they didn't utter the name 'Jehovah'.

That's a stonin'
 
2010-11-05 11:19:07 AM
well done libs
 
2010-11-05 11:19:57 AM
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Sorry N-word Jim.
 
2010-11-05 11:20:08 AM
bearsfolks: How can you present a play about racial prejudice without the language that was the most obvious expression of that prejudice?

Lolwut? I thought it was about robots, pirates, and giant cyborg mocking birds?
 
2010-11-05 11:22:53 AM
I don't have a palm big enough to face for this one.
 
2010-11-05 11:23:15 AM
WhatAWhich: WhatAWhich: Reeeeeeeeally?

/attractive and successful African-American, attractive and successful African-American, attractive and successful African-American!

Dammit. Et tu Fark?
It's just a word. Words don't mean anything unless you let them. Honestly.


How dare you bring logic, reason, and common sense to a Fark thread!
 
2010-11-05 11:23:54 AM
i just read this book three weeks ago and let me say, it is awesomer than the awesome that my friend calls it.
i had to put it on reserve from the library because every copy is always checked out.

that's how good it is.
 
2010-11-05 11:23:55 AM
"What do you make of a society that is so primitive that it clings to the belief that certain words in its language are so powerful that they could corrupt you the moment you hear them?"
~Frank Zappa
 
2010-11-05 11:25:41 AM
Just change every instance of it to "canadian"
 
2010-11-05 11:26:10 AM
This is what happens when Obama's thought hate crime police start running the show.
 
2010-11-05 11:26:19 AM
Mock!

Yeah-ah!

Ing!

Yeah-ah!

Bird!

Yeah-ah!

Yeah!

Yeah-ah!
 
2010-11-05 11:26:26 AM
Lenny Bruce does not approve.
 
2010-11-05 11:27:17 AM
Forgetting history is the surest way to avoid repeating it!
 
2010-11-05 11:27:31 AM
Bad bit in the bit bucket: WhatAWhich: WhatAWhich: Reeeeeeeeally?

/attractive and successful African-American, attractive and successful African-American, attractive and successful African-American!

Dammit. Et tu Fark?
It's just a word. Words don't mean anything unless you let them. Honestly.

How dare you bring logic, reason, and common sense to a Fark thread!


in case you haven't noticed, we pretty much have quorum here. bad use of the "long and reason" fark how dare you meme
 
2010-11-05 11:27:32 AM
that is offensive to kill anyone who dares mock a bird...
 
2010-11-05 11:27:59 AM
Architectronica: "What do you make of a society that is so primitive that it clings to the belief that certain words in its language are so powerful that they could corrupt you the moment you hear them?"
~Frank Zappa


that is profound (no snark intended or meant)
 
2010-11-05 11:28:32 AM
A Famous Mortimer Production: This is what happens when Obama's thought hate crime police start running the show.

Was that really necessary you turd?
 
2010-11-05 11:28:34 AM
theflatline: Just change every instance of it to "canadian"

i love it when people continue to justify their existence on my favourites list.
 
2010-11-05 11:28:57 AM
FTFA - "The theater director at Flagler Palm Coast High School, Ed Koczergo, says the problem is the N-word. Koczergo says the word can't be removed from the script because of copyright laws."

Huh? - Pocket Ninja

HenryFnord - Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.


I would really love a citation to the statute or court case which establishes (in the USA) that one cannot alter a copyrighted work. "Moral Rights" in a copyrighted work (the kind of thing that would prevent that from happening) are common enough in Europe and other places around the world, but have almost never been accepted in the US.

I could be wrong (I honestly don't think I have ever been involved in a copyright issue involving a play write's work) but I find the claim kind of dubious on its face, given my relatively extensive exposure to Copyright law in my 20+ years of practice. For example, I am certainly not prohibited from making lyrical changes to a song I may record. Although, I guess the copyright holder could simply refuse to license the work for production altogether if the licensee did not agree to such terms. But then, the limitation would be one of contract, not really of copyright.
 
2010-11-05 11:28:59 AM
rFarke: that is offensive to kill anyone who dares mock a bird...

the bird is the one who is mocking.
 
2010-11-05 11:29:23 AM
It's supposed to be offensive. Dear god have none of these people read the book? It's not supposed to be an easy read, or a lovely comedy for 9th graders to perform for lulz. The word is in there for a reason. It's supposed to shock and be hurtful.
 
2010-11-05 11:29:40 AM
ghall3: This makes me sad.

/and stabby


Ditto.
 
2010-11-05 11:29:47 AM
Master of the Flying Guillotine: Mock!

Yeah-ah!

Ing!

Yeah-ah!

Bird!

Yeah-ah!

Yeah!

Yeah-ah!


Link (new window)

not a rick roll
 
2010-11-05 11:30:43 AM
A Famous Mortimer Production: This is what happens when Obama's thought hate crime police start running the show.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-11-05 11:31:07 AM
Jesus H-Christ on a popsicle stick!! The reason why the N-word is in there is to show just how offensive it is -- or has rap music made the N-word acceptable nowadays?
 
2010-11-05 11:32:01 AM
N-word Jim says, "You crackers are whack!"

There goes next year's production of Raisin in the Sun.
 
2010-11-05 11:34:26 AM
If a certain word offends you, that is YOUR problem, not mine.

This is a play, not real life, if you cannot discern between what is reality and what is acting you should remove yourself from the planet.
 
2010-11-05 11:35:06 AM
talulahgosh: i just read this book three weeks ago and let me say, it is awesomer than the awesome that my friend calls it.
i had to put it on reserve from the library because every copy is always checked out.

that's how good it is.


Weird. When I was forced to read it in high school I found it dull and uninteresting. Maybe that is because it was forced instead of me reading it of my own freewill. I might give it another try.
 
2010-11-05 11:35:40 AM
Diogenes: A Famous Mortimer Production: This is what happens when Obama's thought hate crime police start running the show.

Was that really necessary you turd?


Hey. Words hurt.
 
2010-11-05 11:36:44 AM
SideOfBacon: Pocket Ninja: HenryFnord: Scripts are fee-licensed for production and one of the provisions is that the producing organization be it a big theatre company or a small high school cannot alter the script.

Hm. OK. Well wouldn't there be other ways around that? Like, have the actor mumble that one word or "forget" to say it or something?


Your word is...
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2010-11-05 11:37:38 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2010-11-05 11:37:50 AM
Just have little Wayne or LL Cool J in your play. Its totally acceptable then
 
2010-11-05 11:38:11 AM
What the fark is wrong with people now? When I was in school, if something potentially troublesome like the N-word or boobies in a movie came up, the teachers just discussed it with us beforehand. Most of the time, being spoken to as intelligent people worked. Engaging us with the storyline got us over the "zomg boobies lol" moment. Learning about the history of the N-word did more to deter its use than adding it to the long list of things we weren't allowed to do just because teachers said so.
 
2010-11-05 11:39:01 AM
A Famous Mortimer Production: Diogenes: A Famous Mortimer Production: This is what happens when Obama's thought hate crime police start running the show.

Was that really necessary you turd?

Hey. Words hurt.


With the proper intent, yes. And I intended it to.
 
2010-11-05 11:39:25 AM
Cyborg77: Sorry N-word Jim.

damn it.
 
2010-11-05 11:41:05 AM
Captain Darling: What the fark is wrong with people now? When I was in school, if something potentially troublesome like the N-word or boobies in a movie came up, the teachers just discussed it with us beforehand. Most of the time, being spoken to as intelligent people worked. Engaging us with the storyline got us over the "zomg boobies lol" moment. Learning about the history of the N-word did more to deter its use than adding it to the long list of things we weren't allowed to do just because teachers said so.

Just say "Know"
 
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