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playgoer

a person who goes to theatre performances, esp frequently
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In my reading, this conclusion is the primary takeaway from Stanevs book: Jacobean playwrights wrote sense experiences into their plays that allowed playgoers to experience and to question the shifting boundaries of urbanity.
We can begin to measure the conceptual distance between the first years of London's playhouses and the late 1590s--by which point performances were more established as commodities, and players and playgoers were correspondingly more clearly distinguished from one another--by looking at a 1597 letter from John
Playgoers were likely to have been 'irradiat[ed]' by this fear (61), a phenomenon that would become augmented in the communal atmosphere of the playhouse as it coursed through the audience.
Given this impression of Faustus's autonomy, playgoers and readers find surprising his admission that he needs the assistance of others to initiate him into diabolical magic.
40); hearing it also dilates the imagination of playgoers, such that Henry's exclamation "Cry 'God for Harry
The choric plea to invite audience participation actually encourages playgoers to use their imaginations to help create the play's exotic scene.
A Tehran theater staging a musical comedy is serving iftar meals each evening to try to draw more playgoers during Ramadan.
The theatres needed to attract large numbers of playgoers and so performances had to appeal to a wide spectrum of society, from groundlings to courtiers.
Last summer, he was part of the cast of a production of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me which picked up a number of awards at the Skegness Playgoers annual play festival.
IN THIS COUNTRY, Brian Friel's name is known only to frequent playgoers, and those who don't follow theater closely will likely be unaware that he is one of the world's foremost living writers.
The Newport Playgoers Society - whose director is John Sheen - have been favourites at the open-air clifftop theatre near Land's End since the mid-70s, and recent productions have included Tom Jones, Under Milk Wood and Le Bourgeoise Gentilhomme by Molire.
But even as tourists went home, playgoers turned out to take advantage of a less-crowded Times Square environment and winter ticket deals.