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At the theatre

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Compared to Elizabethan times modern theatres may stage a play anywhere, they can conjure up an impromptu stage from any flat area without stalls and balconies. Some makeshift seating for the audience is all that's required. Famous actors are rarely used as preference is given to up and coming actors, many of whom may consider themselves to be budding stars of the future. The main priority of the director is to keep within a low budget. Often these modern renditions of traditional plays are set in contemporary times, using modern costumes and modern language as a backdrop to the old classic plot . Critics may say that the music was deafening and discordant and the plot disjointed yet for the audience the performance may have been enjoyable and memorable.

If it goes off well, the critics may give it a stunning review. The critics review does not often concur with that of the audience. Critics can pan or laud a play regardless of whether it gets a standing ovation or is …