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Subject: Booing!
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:54:17 +0000

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There are no objective standards that might determine when it is
"ok" to boo, but there are are, as well, no objective standards to
tell us when it is "ok" to applaud. As long as people have the right
to express approval through applause, confetti, floral displays and,
it is equally their right to express their disapproval by whistles (Italy
especially) booing or.....

Buying a ticket does not carry with it any responsibility to like what
one has seen, and in fact, there is, in my mind, a real responsibiliy
to let those who are looking for your love when they take curain calls
 know that, at least at this moment, you don't. The singers will still
deposit those checks!

There is nothing vulgar about it!

It's called democracy, and both in the theater and in life, democracy
is very pricey these days.


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