Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TV Sharks and Shakespeare

You know how sometimes you have a really great idea and then you hear about someone else who had that same idea and made bank?  Yeah.  Apparently there's a show on ABC called Shark Tank (which I had to be told about, by the way, because I still don't actually watch TV) which features a bunch of venture capitalists who invest in the companies of people with good ideas, one of whom was
"a teacher who was having a hard time relating Shakespeare to his class. He composed songs that helped his class relate to Shakespeare. The song was actually pretty good, a class set with 30 CD’s and a teachers guide would sell for $499. Shakespeare is the most taught playwright in the English language but Marc had plans to expend to different subjects." (In the Shark Tank)
Well, he got a deal with "the sharks," as they're apparently called and now he has his own site writing music about Shakespeare.  How freaking cool is that?  Of course, I wouldn't have wanted to go on national television and be raked over the coals, so good on him, but I have to say that would be an awesome job and I would have jumped at the chance to work for royalties and not actually own the business. 

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