Could Shakespeare Use A Few Body Slams?

What is it about professional wrestling that draws so many people to become fans? More importantly, could the arts, which so often struggle to attract new audiences, learn anything from the ultraviolent soap opera that is the WWE? “No, I don’t want Martha Henry to show up in a leather halter-top to tell us how she’s going to smackdown Ibsen in the upcoming Stratford production of Ghosts. But I’d like our theatres to have one-tenth of the bravura, imagination and downright nerve of the WWE when it comes to promoting and presenting their own.”