Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

‘Trump’s so angry at theatre, he’s gonna…’

logorogues

Trump’s so angry at theatre, he’s gonna try to build a fourth wall.

— Jeeves Williams (@jeeveswilliams)November 19, 2016

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Advertisements

10 comments on “‘Trump’s so angry at theatre, he’s gonna…’

  1. ksbeth
    11/20/2016

    perfect )

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Adrienne Morris
    11/20/2016

    I do think that when you pay thousands of dollars to see a play (my daughter’s ticket for Hamilton cost $3000!) it shouldn’t be interrupted by temper tantrums about an election. It’s childish to me.

    Liked by 1 person

    • First Night Design
      11/20/2016

      But it wasn’t an interruption or a temper tantrum but a speech at the curtain call. And it was the audience who racked up the tension by vocalising their feelings about Pence. Rightly or wrongly, I suspect it was inevitable and we’ll see more of it in all manner of circumstances, not just theatres, in the months to come.

      Like

      • Adrienne Morris
        11/20/2016

        I’m a political junkie so I get the passion, but I also grew up in the NYC area and went to school in the city (in the arts program at NYU). Donald Trump was celebrated by most people I knew as a brash and generous NY character. I think the media has done a great job fanning the flames on this one. I wouldn’t mind if the people who were against Trump’s policies or intemperate comments also equally vented against Hillary’s insane policies in Libya, her abusive treatment of women and her obvious corruption and possible ties to a pedophile ring (see wikileaks). her degree of hubris and dishonest boggles the mind but because she’s a woman she somehow gets a pass?

        The hypocrisy is epic. I still think a political speech at curtain call with the VP’s children in attendance is an interruption of a entertainment event that speaks to a lack of manners.

        Throughout the election the press kept insisting Trump supporters would behave badly after the election if he lost. We now see the opposite thing happening so there’s definitely a lack of moral high ground.

        Like

        • First Night Design
          11/20/2016

          I will come back to you on this as my brain is mashed and my eyes very dodgy today!

          Like

        • First Night Design
          11/22/2016

          I would say from what I’ve seen and heard that the protestations against both candidates, before and after the election, have been on a par. Neither have much to recommend them. Curtain speeches have long been used to make points, whether related to theatre or not and if an actor in any production was to have done this, Hamilton seems appropriate. Quite frankly, there isn’t that much to choose between Trump and Clinton and I’ve no idea what I would have done had I been a voting American but on balance, I’d pick Clinton as the lesser of two evils, however charming Trump might have seemed in New York. People are behaving badly and worse on both sides of the argument so no one has the moral high ground. This instance, to me, does not compare in the slightest to the nasty protests on either side. And what do we believe when so much is being propagandised and obfuscated? This article I read yesterday has much I agree with – https://medium.com/@timoreilly/the-huffington-post-has-a-fake-news-problem-f68d8e262cec#.8a6amf4jp. (Eyes are so bad that I can’t even see my Grammarly corrections so forgive any errors! At the very least I’ve repeated myself!)

          Like

          • Adrienne Morris
            11/22/2016

            I think a curtain call speech lamenting the loss of an election done by actor who apparently didn’t vote seems silly, but totally fine–until they decide to single out an audience member attending with his daughter and nephew.

            I’m imaging Julian Assange being quite surprised that the alleged pedophilia of Hillary’s campaign manager and others in her circle exposed on wikileaks hasn’t received any press. Child trafficking “trumps” other issues for me.

            I guess we shall see what happens, but I wish for public and private debate to be more civilized (just a wish). Glad you and I can agree to disagree about theater manners. 🙂

            Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on 11/20/2016 by in Comedy, News, Quotes, Theatre and tagged , , , .
Jots from a Small Apt.

Largely @ Liberty

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Ina Vukic - Croatia: people, politics, history, economy, transition from communism to democracy

lynz real cooking

lynz real life

Pride's Purge

an irreverent look at UK politics

Pride's Purge

an irreverent look at UK politics

Tropical Affair

Observations of the illusion through the eyes of wonder...

barneyhoskyns.com

The home of writer Barney Hoskyns' books, poems, photos and more.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Left Handed Lottie

Drawing and painting on an ipad

Atelier 88

More than just rooms

The Sleeping Hare

Art by Lottie Nevin

Pacific Paratrooper

This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Vegan Books For Children

books from Little Chicken, Honestly Books and Violet's Vegan Comics

Catherine Meyrick

Historical Fiction with a touch of Romance

Silver Screenings

an irreverent blog of old movies

My Life as an Artist (2)

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Violet's Vegan Comics

Virtual Vegan Comics for Children

Two Rooms Plus Utilities

Written from the heart, this is the unadulterated truth of live with multiple chronic illnesses and being housebound. My life open for you to follow. Please join me

kickingthecat

How current policy is little more than kicking the cat....

Matt's History Blog

Hopefully interesting snippets and thoughts

David Hencke

Westminster and Whitehall news investigations

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

P.A. Moed

Creative Exploration in Words and Pictures

creartfuldodger

collage/mixed media artist

My Dad Is A Goldfish

Caring for a demented dad

Scope's Blog

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here.

Art Studio of a Country Woman

Painting My World with My Heart

e-Tinkerbell

Literature, books , sport and whatever intrigues me

AT A GENTLE PACE - Bridget Whelan's lifestyle travel blog

for people who would try anything except whitewater rafting (probably)

reviewdonkey

My personal opinions about.......stuff (as if you care!)

A Teacher's Reflections

Thirty Years of Wonder

The Theatre Guild Newsletter

Celebrating 98 years on Broadway!

Pen and Pension

Immerse yourself in Georgian and Regency England

Scleroderma Guy

It's Not A Life Sentence. It's A Life. Sentence

Lives Our Ancestors Left Behind

What were their stories for us?

REDFLAGFLYING

Dictatorship is good. If the Dictator is me.

J.M. Weselby @ Magpie Creative Writing Services

because all writers are magpies at heart...

LibDem Fischer

The world of politics

MovieBabble

The Casual Way to Discuss Movies

CineMuseFilms

Freelance Film Critic

%d bloggers like this: