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Re: APPLAUSE? del_bond
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007, 11:48:28 PM »
When I directed this play we had no curtain call - was there one in Poland? It seemed wholly inappropriate for the play, and I wanted the audience to keep the feeling they had at the end of the play out into the 'real world'. After the lights faded down, there was a very tense silence. The house lights came up, and the silence continued. Eventually, someone would start clapping, and some others would join in, but quite a few simply sat in quiet contemplation of what they had just experienced. Watching the audience during these moments was one of the greatest moments of theatre i have ever seen!

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Re: APPLAUSE? Jaidn
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2007, 11:47:40 PM »
I once worked on a play by Simon Warne called 'Double Effect' which delt with Euthanazier, at one performance there was one girl so moved that she sat there for about half an hour in tears as we tided up, (one fo the cast sat with her and her friend) the same night another group in the audence had gone in for whooping. Some people have no taste.

Personally the text of '4:48' moved me so much I have yet to pluck up the courage to see it.

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Re: APPLAUSE? Jess Cully
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2007, 11:46:04 PM »
Yes, audiences should certainly applaud to show their appreciation both for the performance of the actors and for the play - remember, wherever Sarah got the inspiration for the play from, she still worked hard on moulding it into a final performance text she was happy with.

I doubt if any properly appreciative theatregoer could do opera-style whooping at the end. Certainly when I saw it that was the farthest thing from any of the audience. (Me? I sat determinedly clapping, tears running down my face...)

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Re: APPLAUSE? Jaidn
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007, 11:42:52 PM »
I would think that a polite applause would be right to show the actors that there efforts have been apreceated and as a relese. I guess most would object to 'Opera' style whooping at the of the play though.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 11:40:13 PM »
It is more than biography. It is art. And maybe you're right, maybe it is inappropriate play for thunderous applause but it might be a cultural thing (so audience in Poland feel they ought to clap alot. If they didn't they may feel that the artists wouldn't understand how much the piece meant to them.) Or is it a release for the audience, a way for the audience to depart from the play into everyday life. Afterall it is not the lightest play ever. Audiences need to be able to reclaim their minds from the work itself, which is not a negative thing on the whole.

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 11:39:32 PM »
It is more than biography. It is art. And maybe you're right, maybe it is inappropriate play for thunderous applause but it might be a cultural thing (so audience in Poland feel they ought to clap alot. If they didn't they may feel that the artists wouldn't understand how much the piece meant to them.) Or is it a release for the audience, a way for the audience to depart from the play into everyday life. Afterall it is not the lightest play ever. Audiences need to be able to reclaim their minds from the work itself, which is not a negative thing on the whole.

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Re: APPLAUSE?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 11:38:36 PM »
Maybe you have right,Jess...Maybe I am oversensitive and pick up people... I agree with you,that we should watch Sarah's plays without biographic plots.I can do this with all of her plays,exception "4:48".This is the most personal and connected with her life,and I think,I am in"biographic slavery".If you or anybody else have any advice,please,help me.

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Re: APPLAUSE? Jess Cully
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 11:37:52 PM »
The applause was for the performance of the actress, which was surely deserved.

Besides, I think it is too easy to fall into a trap of regarding 4.48 Psychosis as pure autobiography/suicide note. It is a play about depression and suicidal feelings, which Sarah drew on her own experience to write - as she did with all her work.

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APPLAUSE? purga
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 11:36:03 PM »
I saw,staged in Poland,"4:48 Psychosis".Play was great,actress-Magdalena Cielecka-created real Sarah-intelligent,funny and very gentle young woman.But is one case,which make me angry.After the end of this play,people maked lots and lots of thunderous applause.I fast went out,because this is sick for me!this is applause for what?For Sarah's tragedy?Sometimes I think that for people her true fear and pain is still only a good play.They haven't conciousness that this is TRUE story.

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