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Tics in the theatre: The quiet audience, the relaxed performance, and the neurodivergent spectator

Abstract:

It’s not unusual to hear people complaining about audience etiquette. Benedict Cumberbatch made headlines in 2015 when he asked that fans refrain from filming him in Hamlet at the Barbican Centre; “nothing,” he said, was “less supportive” (“Hamlet” n.p.). Oliver Burkeman penned an entire Guardian editorial on the horrors of noisy fellow spectators, cheerfully recalling an usher “who lectured the noisemakers so forcibly and successfully” that the very memory can still, he confesses, “thril...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1353/tt.2018.0046

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2544-7787
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Theatre Topics Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
3
Pages:
227-238
Publication date:
2018-11-21
Acceptance date:
2018-03-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1086-3346
ISSN:
1054-8378
Pubs id:
pubs:829577
URN:
uri:c0939967-03ba-40f3-b6f8-3c24b1db824d
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uuid:c0939967-03ba-40f3-b6f8-3c24b1db824d
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pubs:829577

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