playgoer


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A close reading of some antitheatricalist writings of the late 1570s and early 1580s reveals that the distinction between player and playgoer was not always strongly marked.
Playgoers sense, especially in retrospect, that these adversaries, for the doctor, are objects not much different from the hundreds of books he has digested.
Swelling--dilation--remains the Chorus's focus in the play's small details, such as his urging playgoers in their mind's eye to "behold the threaden sails" of King Henry's armada,
Or would a playgoer who sees Malvolio enter, while at the same time hearing Olivia talk of her own malady, be more likely to see an analogy between the two instances of comic madness or self-delusion?
That sense of a "powerful sound" from some higher power had been enhanced for the playgoer during her incantatory "Ere twice the horses of the sun" speech (161-68) by means of a combination of music, a video effect on the back wall (howling wolves rushing across a lunar landscape), and Terry's charismatic delivery of the lines.
Again in contrast to negative characterizations of playgoers, women reading in private, away from the public eye, are here depicted as taking an approved pleasure in reading plays, one that is potentially liberating.
Playgoers and readers alike rarely pause to consider this coat of Cassio's.
When Caryl Churchill's Serious Money transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End, playgoers, largely women and men from the City (that is, the Financial District), arrived early to sip champagne and discuss how various stocks had performed on the day's market.
Jyl Shuler, development director at the festival, is quick to point out two things about the festival, however, that may not be evident to the average playgoer.
Such a playgoer in the week of November 6 would have been able to select from a menu including Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen, Gogol, Chekhov, Otway, O'Neill, Beckett, Claudel and others of less than canonical stature.
Still, Bottom and Quince possess one of the two imaginative capacities of Theseus's gentleman: they can empathetically put themselves in the place of a playgoer and feel his or her discomfort.
readers might mistakenly assume were directed at a playgoer or at
11) The Induction begins with an exchange between a Tireman and Will Sly, who is acting the part of a playgoer sitting on the stage when the Tireman says "Sir, the Gentlemen will be angry if you sit heare" and Sly replies, "Why?
As evidence of a higher class of playgoer at Blackfriars, Bentley cites a letter from John Chamberlain (1625), a letter from Viscount Conway (1635), an argument between two playgoers (1632), and the visits of Sir Humphrey Mildmay (1635 ff.
11) For the most part, though, Egerton and Gouge chose not to attack the playhouse directly; instead, they shifted the focus to the individual parishioner and potential playgoer, whose responsibility was to resist the seductive appeal of the stage.