Can someone please tell me when it became correct English to drop the definite article when talking about THE stage door?
We don't do this with any other aspect of theatre, we don't say "I'm going to Box Office" or "I'll meet you at entrance" so why do we persist in doing it with THE stage door?
I suspect it's because a bunch of luvvie types started doing it and now everyone is (pathetically) jumping onto (the) bandwagon.i suggest we just stop it, and show it up for the self indulgent artifice that it is.
They probably say that in the north *shudders*.
It is a bit weird, I think it's acceptable to use it when talking about the process of stage dooring, as was said, that makes it a verb "Shall we stage door after the show?", but there needs to be a THE when you're talking about going to "the" stage door.
Post by lovingtheatre2k17 on Aug 12, 2017 23:20:42 GMT
Carrie has just had another rant on instagram about how people have tried to block her when leaving from another exit. I find that disrespectful personally as actors leave by another exit to not be herded for photos.
She's now prefixing her rants with "oh no she's having another rant about stagedoor" disclaimers so she obviously realises people are bored to death with her going on and on about it. I agree with the sentiment, she should be able to leave the threatre without being harassed, but she's wasting her time banging on about it on social media.
Blocking people's way is certainly not on or following performers after they leave theatre. But knowing where various exits are is fine and if certain performers may leave that way isn't anything to complain about. A lot of newer venues have various exits without a defined "stage door" so it can be luck of the draw which doors performers use.
Also it doesn't take a LOT of effort to lie in bed typing an Instagram post...also raise your hand if you've NEVER spent time pissing about on your phone when you should be in bed OR sent and ill advised message even when you shouldn't/should be asleep (not saying it was ill advised just in general)
And as someone who knows the layout of the WMC well, it is quite stalker-y of a group (because it sounds like a group) to be sort of laying in wait for her to emerge elsewhere. Honestly yes she should maybe stop moaning about people AT stage door, but I think it's a legit moan that people feel quite so entitled.
Post by CG on the loose on Aug 14, 2017 8:43:57 GMT
I don't always agree with CHF but she's bang on this time IMO - if someone chooses to leave via another exit it's because they don't have either time or inclination to stop, which is entirely their prerogative, and they should be able to do so in peace.