I’m so glad I’ve finally found a place to tell this story! When this happened, I had just finished watching LOST.
I teach elementary school. For our winter recital, we rented out a High School stage. I was backstage managing the kids before they went onstage, just trying to keep the chaos-factor low. They were being mellow so I picked up a theater textbook and opened to a random page. On it was a picture of a woman in a white dress on her knees, in distress. There was a caption that said something like, “An actress directly facing the audience during emotional moments is very common in Shakespearean acting.” The actress in the picture was a younger Elizabeth Mitchell, Juliet.
(Via Anthony Martins)