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 Posted: Sun Jun 8th, 2014 08:18 am
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Laphillyboy



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One of the things I liked in the interview was how, in describing his inspiration for the play, Drukman talks about how he delighted in catching a student plagiarizing and then felt fully justified in confronting her since she was a "bad student."  This personal mea culpa on the part of the author reminded me of the Matthew Broderick character in "Election" taking on Tracy Flick - especially when Drukman states that he later had to retract his stand with the administration since he was in line for tenure.

 In my opinion, this sort of "double edged sword" causing a vexing moral dilemma (in this case for the author in real life) is the stuff good drama is made of.   - Jim C