Mitchell, a comic actor of great quiet humour and originality, who is well remembered and esteemed by London playgoers
In his epilogue, Stanev describes the prologues and inductions to Jonson's plays that seek out a playgoer
who is an "understander"--that is, "a discerning, sensibly-perceptive individual" (183).
Instead, 1580s theater culture lacked either a strong sense of "playgoer
" as an identity category or a firm conceptual distinction between player and playgoer
Considering this speech retrospectively, a contemporary playgoer
or reader could detect a homoerotic overtone in the phrase "sweet friend," for he or she has heard Faustus say, in the contract-signing scene,
For one thing, Rabkin believes that Shakespeare writes polemically in his last play of an eight-play cycle, and so wants the playgoer
to view Henry simply as either a success or a failure in the context of the evolution of the Cain-Abel archetype, seen in RichardII.
Freelance drama critic Garrett Eisler is the author of the blog "The Playgoer
This will prove a valuable source of background information both for the student and the playgoer
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Mack Sennett; 2 One which is limited to a specific area of the body; 3 Trafalgar Square; 4 Chianti is not fortified; 5 A playgoer
who stood in the yard in front of the stage; 6 Charlton Athletic; 7 Bob Cratchit; 8 The Royle Family; 9 Blood pressure; 10 Wrestling.
For example, an apparently straightforward stage direction such as "enter a jailor" or "keeper" may be as elliptical or incomplete as "Exit corse" if such a figure would be assumed to have a distinctive costume and be carrying a large set of keys so as to convey to a playgoer
a sense of enter in prison.
3 attempt to reconcile Leontes to the baby so that the playgoer
was prepared for the report of his fate in 3.
In the record of actual dramatic response, the two sets of experiences are joined at the hip, and an example of response should not be overlooked because it cannot be unequivocally classified as that of a playgoer
or of a play-reader.
I have been a regular playgoer
for more than 30 years and All Balls And Ashes is, in my opinion, probably the funniest play I and my family have ever seen.