Don't want to hiujack this thread too much but in response to vero group's post: its not just our society that hold certain people as celebrities and "worship" them. Â William Shakespeare was a celebrity in his day, and people flocked to the theater to see his newest plays. Back then Shakespeare plays were not the "high art" they are today, they were escapest "entertainment," as you put it, that the peasents and the gentry could see together. People would talk during the plays, hiss and boo the villians, and eat hazelnuts like people in modern times eat popcorn. The Chinese had opera singers that people loved to see, and would give their children up to opera schools for training at a very young age (a la the film "Farewell, My Concubine" ). Â Even the ancient Greeks had athletes, actors, and politicians that they held as celebrities, and worshiped (Ceasar anyone?).
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8/18/04 at 1:36am