Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Theatre) for Semifinal #2 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (encore presentation) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 47):
Despite objections from the playwright’s estate, a 1991 French production of this 1952 play had a small all-female cast instead of male
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Cindy Stowell, had she not passed away from stage 4 colon cancer in December 2016, would have qualified for this tournament. The players in the tournament are wearing dark blue ribbons as a way of promoting colon cancer awareness, in memory of Cindy.
|Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Berwyn, Pennsylvania
|Jason Sterlacci, a 4th grade teacher from Somerset, New Jersey
|Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, California
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Correct response: What is Waiting for Godot?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” is a play in which Vladimir and Estragon wait for the arrival of someone named Godot (who never arrives). The original cast is entirely male.
In the years before his death, Beckett strangely objected to many interpretive adaptations of the work. He was famously quoted as saying “women don’t have prostates”, an objection rooted in the fact that Vladimir frequently leaves the stage to urinate.
In 1991, the Brut de Beton theatre company wished to perform the play with an all-female cast at the Avignon Festival. Jerome Lindon, the person designated under French law to protect Beckett’s works after Beckett’s 1989 death, objected, stating that the play would be deformed by the all-female cast. (Pshaw.) A French judge allowed the performance, with a proviso that a letter of objection by Beckett’s estate be read before each show.
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Scores going into Final:
Lisa $2,000 – $2,000 = $0 (What is G…)
Jason $15,800 – $15,799 = $1 (What is Peter Pan?)
Buzzy $16,200 + $15,401 = $31,601 (Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SENATOR JOHN $400 (25th pick)
Jason 4800 +3000 (Buzzy 5200 Lisa 1000)
2) ART $1200 (8th pick)
Buzzy 9800 +4000 (Jason 11400 Lisa 400)
3) WIDOWS IN THE BIBLE $800 (28th pick) ($800 left on board)
Buzzy 17800 -2000 (Jason 15400 Lisa 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 92
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Buzzy $15,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jason $13,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Lisa $2,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $30,600
<a href=”http://j-archive.com/help.php#lachtrash””>Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800
Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
251 correct, 43 incorrect
13/15 on rebound attempts
14/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $23,600)
8/12 in Final Jeopardy!
36.88% in first on buzzer (246/667)
Average Coryat: $14,400
Jason Sterlacci, stats to date:
134 correct, 13 incorrect
12/12 on rebound attempts
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,400)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
35.96% in first on buzzer (123/342)
Average Coryat: $17,667
Lisa Schlitt, stats to date:
180 correct, 24 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts
9/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,100)
6/9 in Final Jeopardy
35.66% in first on buzzer (179/502)
Average Coryat: $12,800
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