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A person who goes to the theatre regularly:‘the actor was a great favourite with the London playgoers’
- ‘It is a difficult work more likely to appeal to the theatre specialist than the average playgoer.’
- ‘Last year at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, local playgoers roared at every move made by Ardal O'Hanlon in Ronald Harwood's version of this celebrated French comedy.’
- ‘Either it's an instant hit with playgoers or it leaves them scratching their head during intermission.’
- ‘My own opinion was best summed up by the woman with whom I saw the play, a staunchly liberal, theatrically savvy playgoer who, like me, admires Sam Shepard greatly.’
- ‘Attentive playgoers conclude that the-not-fully-transferred pain of loss kills Brabantio.’
- ‘All this takes five acts and I doff my cap to director Bruce Jamieson as it is to his credit that he has boiled it all down into the present day acceptable length for modern playgoers.’
- ‘Actually, late sixteenth-century playgoers, actors and playwrights considered the stage as a set of funerary items and buildings.’
- ‘What her true intention was with this design, playgoers hypothesize to no avail.’
- ‘What the theater today can show for us realistically, with massive scenery and electric lighting, Elizabethan playgoers had to imagine.’
- ‘The 12 performances draw an audience of more than 1,500 playgoers - among them about 70 industry people, including literary managers, dramaturgs, and artistic directors.’
- ‘The end result flat-lines the material leaving the playgoer with a feeling of being aurally teased.’
- ‘We do know that history plays were often regarded by contemporaries as capable of inspiring playgoers to imitate the momentous action taking place on stage.’
- ‘The director has trouble convincing playgoers that the trio has been separated from one another for as long as the script suggests but does a dandy job bringing subsequent scenes to a feverish pitch.’
- ‘Given all these and other dramatic qualifications of Venetian courtesy, playgoers are not surprised when the dynamics of sadism and persecution in The Merchant of Venice challenge its authenticity.’
- ‘However, when playgoers are asked to sit back and accept all that's not rational, the narrative wrecking ball makes a direct hit and everything comes crashing down.’
- ‘Considering that the production, for the most part, is told in a field, bedroom, and Spanish synagogue - playgoers are hard pressed to believe they are in any of these places.’
- ‘Today, it takes three theaters-an outdoor replica of a Tudor playhouse and two indoor venues-to seat all the playgoers who flock to the Utah Shakespearean Festival.’
- ‘Pinocchio offers many well-written jokes for the adult portion of the audience but the slapstick comedy and over-the-top characterizations are a real treat that tickles all ages of playgoers.’
- ‘The same production also introduced American playgoers to the three-walled box set, although it did not completely replace the meticulously painted wing-and-drop sets for many decades.’
- ‘Such stuff may not have seemed so trifling to women playgoers, since women exerted greater control over movable objects than did men.’
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