p2pnet view Off Topic:- Famed author Agatha Christie (right) will have turned in her grave.
The Wikipedia did what no one else had done before it —-
—- it revealed the ending of her whodunnit, The Mousetrap, the world’s longest running play.
The online encyclopedia states that the famous country house murder mystery is “known for its twist ending, which at the end of every performance the audience is asked not to reveal”, says the Telegraph.
But “the entry then goes on to reveal the identity of the murderer without any warning that it is about to be revealed”, it says.
Not that it’s anything new, apparently
“Fans of the author, famous for writing 80 murder mystery novels translated into more than 100 languages, have been petitioning the website to take down their spoiler, or at least include a warning”, says the Independent on Sunday, going on, “And now the Christie family has joined the chorus.
“Matthew Prichard, Christie’s grandson, was given the rights to The Mousetrap on his ninth birthday. This weekend he called the situation ‘unfortunate’, telling the Independent on Sunday that he intended to take the matter up with the play’s producer for the past 23 of its 58 years in the West End, Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen.
“My grandmother always got upset if the plots of her books or plays were revealed in reviews – and I don’t think this is any different,” he says in the story. “I think it is a pity if a publication, if I can call it that, potentially spoils the enjoyment for those people who go to see the play. It’s not a question of money or anything like that. It’s just a pity.”
But the Wikipedia hasn’t been swayed, the story says.
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