There is such a thing as Theatre Etiquette.
Basically, that means everyone is quiet as soon as the lights dim and the curtain rises. There’s no clapping when your favourite actor comes on stage or when he/she nailed that soliloquy. There’s only applause for the interval and applause and (if the play warrants) standing ovations at the end.
In live shows, you get some heckling but in most improv shows that’s a good thing.
There are instances in which shouting, commenting and heckling are the norm, for example in a football stadium. Imagine the atmosphere, if fans only clapped at half-time.
Now imagine what it would be like if Shakespeare fans were a bit more like football supporters…
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One of William Shakespeare’s most iconic lines, finally on a t-shirt for you to wear and others to see and ponder:
This is one of my real-life writing samples. I’m a trained journalist, so I sometimes write theatre reviews. This one I’m particularly proud of, as it combined a trip to London (I’m based in Germany), my favourite actor and Shakespeare.
It’s a review of Trafalgar Transformed Season 2: “Richard III” at Trafalgar Studios, London, which ran from 1st July 2014 until 27th September 2014, starring Martin Freeman.
First published on Fernweh & Wanderlust on 27th July 2014.
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