Talk:The Dysk (theatre)
I wonder why there's this struggle to understand or explain The Dysk. Elizabethan-style theaters continue to be built today (didn't one go up in London recently?) alongside nineteenth-century style opera houses and modern steel and glass auditoria. People still watch Shakespeare in them, as well as downloading music videos and watching golf from Australia by satellite. Why is it odd that an old style of drama survives on the Sto Plains, and its leading practitioners build a theater in the same style?
As for the History Monks' interference, we know the background of the theater and the company who built it. It didn't appear by magic and doesn't require any help from Oi Dong to explain it (or any great talent for glossing over what shouldn't be.) --Old Dickens 18:56, 23 December 2007 (CET)
- It's all about Lu-Tze's comment to Lobsang: "Have you ever wondered about that? A ratty old theatre next to that amazing opera house? No? We did a good job there." Why else would he feel the need for this cryptic comment? --Knmatt 10:42, 24 December 2007 (CET)
But we know it was built by Vitoller's Men only about four years before Thief of Time, and is probably newer than the Opera House, so how old and ratty can it be (except the design?) The Sweeper isn't known for strict interpretation of the truth, either (ask him how old he is.) "Newer" and "older" can be very difficult concepts in light of TOT, but here we have a continuum from Tomjon's adoption to the building of the Dysk. This period is central to the plot of Wyrd Sisters, being the fifteen years Granny caused Lancre to skip. --Old Dickens 15:35, 24 December 2007 (CET)
Next, must we also explain the existence of the similar theater of Lord Wynkyn's Men and the Bear Pit, lately described as a theater, here and by Briggs in the Streets? (Bear-baiting was banned sometime before Soul Music. I don't think we know what goes on there, but a sort of "off Broad Way" theater-in-the-round sounds likely for an old bear-pit.) Both of these would be older than the Dysk. Nowhere is there any mention of a proscenium or any other style of theater except for opera, and for Moving Pictures; the Odium must have been converted very quickly from some available space.
Why else would he feel the need for this comment? He's an alter kakker. He embroiders. As most witches understand, half the battle is maintaining your image. He has a formidable array of real skills, but it's safer and easier if everyone leaves him alone, so he drops regular reminders to remember Rule #1. --Old Dickens 16:54, 27 December 2007 (CET)
Does it really need the (theatre). I would understand if it was spelled Disk I would understand but I can't think of anything else called the Dysk so would it be a good idea to move it? If anyone has any objections please say so. --Confusion 23:45, 20 October 2011 (CEST)