U.S. At War: Onward Petrillo

Did Shakespeare write musical shows? The answer seemed to rest last week with James Caesar Petrillo, who never got beyond the fifth grade. To the producers, Broadway's current The Tempest (TIME, Feb. 5) is a play by William Shakespeare with incidental music by David Diamond. To Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, it is "a musical show because of the amount of music in it, and we don't care whether it is by Shakespeare or by Joe Doakes."

If 802 is right. The Tempest's producers must employ at least 16 musicians (its music is scored for twelve) at $92 instead...

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