In reaction to the horrible murders at Virginia Tech, Yale has apparently banned fake weapons in fiction.
It has a nice symmetry, but I don’t think it will solve any problems. "Calling for an end to violence onstage does not solve the world’s suffering. It merely sweeps it under the rug," said the play's director Holdren. Right.
It did, however, bring to mind Hwel the playwright's efforts in Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters.
KING: Is this a
1ST MURDERER I'faith it is not so.
2ND MURDERER Thou speakest truth, sire.