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One who attends the theater.

play′go′ing n.


(ˈpleɪˌɡəʊɪŋ) theatre
(Theatre) the activity of attending the theatre
(Theatre) characterized by attending the theatre
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Stanev describes the significant difference between "sensible" and "sensory" playgoing experiences in his chapter on Bedlam: "Dekker, Middleton, and Fletcher appear to have been eager to unsettle more generally the rehearsed nature of what was supposed to be seen on stage by engaging the ocular conditions of theatrical environments in an effort to instill a more 'sensible,' and therefore discerning, rather than a purely 'sensory,' form of playgoing experience" (109).
Judi Dench's rendition of Lady Macbeth's three Os in the sleepwalking scene, perhaps the most powerful (and unsettling) moment in my fifty years of playgoing, provides a good example.
1, that irony is imagined to strike an audience uniformly in appealing to what Rist claims as the center of their playgoing attention: "the audience can sees the irony, but hears the mourning" (114).
They bet that the playgoing audience in London had now grown large enough to support amphitheaters made specifically for plays, capable of holding many more people than inns or other city venues.
The theatre's lobby not only supports the ceremony of playgoing in a way the company's revious venues did not, but its tiers of seating--one of which also functions as a wide stairway--offer the opportunity for yet another performance space within the building.
For others, writing long after the fact in memoirs, nostalgia may have distorted their recollections of youthful playgoing.
At the height of his playgoing, Godwin attended theater eighty
In 30 years of playgoing, I have slumbered through much of the best that British drama has to offer.
One has to admire his time management" Author and historian Andrew Roberts "In 30 years of playgoing, I have slumbered through much of the best that British drama has to offer" Actor Michael Simkins Lord Hattersley, former deputy leader of the Labour Party, above "I was single.
When Oberon reflects upon Titania's place of domicile, moreover, locations of London playgoing come to the fore:
Dawson and Paul Yachnin, The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate [Cambridge U.
T]he panorama also served a much-needed alternative to the theatre in a period when playgoing was unthinkable to the 'serious' families of London.