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Subject: Re: Booing at the Met
From: Kathy Boyce <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kathy Boyce <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 28 Oct 2017 21:16:24 -0400
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Or maybe there is a sizeable audience that actually likes what the see 
and hear.......


On 10/28/17 8:08 AM, Henry wrote:
> Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I don't boo. I would rather simply not applaud.
> In such cases, wouldn't it be grand if most of the audience shared your
> opinion? I mean, the 'silent treatment' could be a very effective
> statement; decidedly 'faint praise'. Alas, it's never going to happen
> because in any given audience nowadays it seems that there is a sizeable
> component who are desperately keen to instantly jump to their feet in
> exuberation at the end of even a mediocre performance.
>
> I think the right of a dissatisfied patron who feels compelled to boo is
> certainly no less than that of these clowns who regardless of quality
> just have to give the standing ovation (thereby blocking the view of the
> curtain call to everyone seated behind them -- unless, of course, we
> also stand, &c., vicious circle).
>
> Premature applause, before the last strains of the music have died out?
> I don't like that either but a lot of times the staging invites it on
> itself exactly by starting to close the curtain too soon. When the
> singing/music stops, there should be a blackout first, then the curtain
> moves.
>
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Kathy Boyce
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New Hampshire
And the night shall be filled with music... Longfellow
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